The test evaluates Blood Cholesterol level to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk.

Clinical Significance

Advanced Lipid Panel with Inflammation, Cardio IQ® - The 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults recommend matching the intensity of statin treatment with the absolute risk of cardiovascular events. However, the standard lipid panel alone does not provide a complete assessment of absolute risk of CVD. Adding advanced CVD markers in addition to the lipid panel will improve assessment of the CVD risk.