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    Gut Zoomer

    $530.00

    Gut Zoomer 3.0 is a health analytics tool based on the gut microbiome which provides potential risks for leaky gut, cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological, intestinal, autoimmune, liver, hormonal, and nutritional health conditions. Additionally it has panels for detection of gut pathogens and digestive markers. It is intended to be used to improve functions associated with a general state of health, and where it is well understood as well as accepted that healthy lifestyle choices may play an important role in these health outcomes.

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    Inflammation

    $250.00

    PLAC

    The PLAC® Test for Lp-PLA2 activity measures the function of Lp-PLA2 in the artery wall— a vascular-specific inflammatory marker critical in the formation of rupture-prone plaque. Lp- PLA2 activity is a novel risk predictor in people with no prior history of cardiovascular events with a prognostic value independent of standard lipid profile testing. The greater the Lp-PLA2 Activity, the greater the risk of fatal and non-fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) events. A PLAC test may sometimes be used along with an hs-CRP test to evaluate a person’s level of underlying inflammation associated with Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk. However, unlike hs-CRP, the PLAC test is not affected by conditions other than CVD that can cause general inflammation, so it may be used when someone has an inflammatory condition, such as arthritis.

    Oxidized LDL

    Oxidized LDL is LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) that has been modified by oxidation. Oxidized LDL triggers inflammation leading to the formation of plaque in the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. Oxidized LDL may also play a role in increasing the amount of triglycerides the body produces, as well as increasing the amount of fat deposited by the body. In turn, fat tissue can enhance the oxidation of LDL, creating a vicious cycle.

    MPO
    Myeloperoxidase (MPO) enzyme is found in neutrophil primary granules and monocyte lysosomes. MPO catalyzes the conversion of hydrogen peroxide to hypochlorite and hypochlorous acid. MPO is encoded by a single gene that undergoes posttranslational modification to produce the active enzyme found in leukocytes.

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    Lipoprotein Markers

    $250.00

    sdLDL

    Small dense low-density lipoprotein transports cholesterol and triglycerides throughout the body. The smaller the particles, the more likely it is that they will get “stuck” in the artery wall, thus forming a build-up. A high result may indicate that a patient is at risk for cardiovascular disease. Lower numbers may indicate that you have fewer large “fluffy” particles, which are less likely to get stuck in the wall of the arteries.

    Lp(a)

    Elevated Lp(a) is an inherited condition for four different types of vascular disease: CAD (coronary artery disease), PVD (peripheral vascular disease), ischemic stroke, and AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm). Lp(a) is very resistant to treatment and it is important to aggressively treat all associated atherogenic lipoprotein abnormalities.