Many clinicians and patients keep a close eye on cholesterol levels and standard lipid measurements as a way to stratify cardiovascular disease risk. What if there’s more to the story? Genova Diagnostics recently launched a brand-new profile called “Cardio Check.” This profile not only measures conventional lipid levels but also includes cardiometabolic biomarkers and lipid ratios which are being touted in the literature as even more clinically important than lipid levels alone.
In today’s episode, we discuss a few of the lipid ratios included on the Cardio Check and explain why merely targeting LDL (aka the ‘bad cholesterol’) might be missing the mark for cardiovascular health.
Today on The Lab Report:
Subscribe, Rate, & Review The Lab Report
Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of The Lab Report, presented by Genova Diagnostics, with your hosts Michael Chapman and Patti Devers. If you enjoyed this episode, please hit the subscribe button and give us a rating or leave a review.
Don’t forget to visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.Email Patti and Michael with your most interesting and pressing questions on functional medicine: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, be sure to share your favorite Lab Report episodes with your friends and colleagues on social media to help others learn more about Genova and all things related to functional medicine and specialty lab testing.
Disclaimer: The content and information shared in The Lab Report is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. The views and opinions expressed in The Lab Report represent the opinions and views of Michael Chapman and Patti Devers and their guests.