Cardio IQ ® Test Panel

The Cardio IQ ® test checks advanced lipid blood markers (similar to VAP and NMR LipoProfile).

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Cardio IQ ® Test Panel FAQ

What is a Cardio IQ panel?

The Cardio IQ Panel measures your a variety of markers and lipid subfractions.

Why is a Cardio IQ panel important?

This panel directly measures your standard lipid panel in addition to your lipoprotein subfractions. LDL exists as small, dense molecules and large, buoyant ones and evidence suggests that more small particles greatly increase the risk of heart disease. This test also measures your Apolipoprotein B and Lipoprotein(a). This is a good test for people who are already on cholesterol lowering medications.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Cardio IQ ® Test Panel is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on October 20, 2017

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Cardio IQ ® Particle Size Testing - More Information

The Cardio IQ ® test panel, also known as a particle size test, lipoprotein fractionation test and LDL-P test, is similar to the VAP test and NMR LipoProfile in that it measures advanced lipid marker blood levels.

Advanced lipid marker testing were initially made popular by the development of the VAP (vertical auto profile) test and the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) LipoProfile test. Advancements from there have lead to the Cardio IQ ® test panel, a newer way of getting a deeper understanding as to the blood lipoprotein makeup. The Cardio IQ ® test panel includes the traditional markers found in the standard medical lipid panel test. The Cardio IQ ® blood panel also measures the Lipoprotein (a) and ApoB levels - markers associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The Cardio IQ ® test panel also assesses lipoprotein fractionation ion mobility - a fancy way of saying that it takes a close look at the LDL and HDL sizes and the LDL particle number. In traditional lipid panels, the LDL number is typically calculated using the measured cholesterol and triglyceride levels and a formula called the Friedewald equation. However, in certain people, there are a number of inaccuracies with doing so which makes direct LDL particle assessment (as is done in this Cardio IQ ® particle test panel) more accurate.

Direct measurement of LDL particle numbers and sizes are important because smaller LDL particles are thought to confer a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The overall makeup of these particles, known as the LDL pattern type, is also helpful as pattern B results typically suggest a higher risk than pattern A as far as heart disease.

To get a Cardio IQ ® test panel near you at Quest Diagnostics, simply order online and get your blood drawn. Once your particle size test lab results are available, they can be downloaded electronically. As can be seen on the sample Cardio IQ ® test lab results above, actual results will be reported in the result column and can be compared against the reference range provided by the lab.

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