This is a cardiovascular risk assessment test that directly measures total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, VLDL, LP(a), APO-B100, LDL density pattern and particle size. These are important numbers to assess risk that are estimated in most lab testing.
Homocysteine is one of the independent risk factors for coronary heart disease. It is theorized that high blood levels of homocysteine may directly damage the cells that line the inside of arteries and result in vascular inflammation, blood clots, and ruptured arterial plaques.
The fibrinogen test is primarily used to find suspected bleeding disorders or abnormal blood clotting. Fibrinogen has also been identified as an independent risk factor for heart disease and ischemic stroke. Elevated blood level of fibrinogen increases your risk for coronary heart disease.