You can now combine your ultrasound with one of our screening tests to get the full picture of your health. All our tests are done at the internationally renowned The Doctor’s Laboratory. The Doctor’s laboratory works with NHS trusts and major UK private hospitals.
Please add the liver screening test when you book your vascular scan from our add-on packages.
Blood Test Patient Instructions:: Patient should fast for 12-14 hours before collection of the specimen.
Turnaround time: 4 days
What does it look at:
A comprehensive blood test to assess cardiovascular risk: it looks at cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL + LDL cholesterol, Apolipoprotein A (Apo A) and Apolipoprotein B (Apo B). Reduced levels of Apo A together with increased levels of Apo B is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, often with accelerated rates of atherosclerosis (cholesterol build up in your arteries).
Homocysteine is a strong predictor of the risk of cardiovascular disease. Elevated levels of homocysteine are also associated with numerous other conditions such as cognitive decline depression, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Supplementing with Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and Folic acid can lower homocysteine levels.
Used to diagnose and assess the severity of heart failure – higher levels are associated with a worse prognosis. Heart failure may present with shortness of breath (especially on exertion or lying flat in bed), fatigue or swelling of the legs.