THE PLAC TEST
DO YOU OFFER THE PLAC® TEST AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?
Yes, we do.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
The PLAC® Test is the measurement of an increased enzyme which is present when your arteries are inflamed. The PLAC Test can help your physician better assess your risk for heart attacks and stroke. This blood test is cleared by the FDA to assess the risk of coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke, associated with atherosclerosis. This will also aid the physician in altering any medication and lifestyle changes, deemed necessary.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER THE PLAC TEST?
The PLAC Test is a great indicator for heart attacks and stroke. This provides your physician with comprehensive information in order to construct a treatment plan for your personal cardiac and overall health.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
This test is usually selected as an “add on” to other tests. No extra needle sticks are necessary if done with another blood test or panel.
WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?
Lp-PLA2 – <200 ng/mL — Low Risk
Lp-PLA2 – = 200 – 235 ng/mL – Borderline Risk
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
Lp-PLA2 – >235 ng/mL – Increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
Please refer to the low risk value in the normal range section: low risk for heart attack or stroke.
WHAT IF MY LAB TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?
You should see your primary care physician or cardiologist for further evaluation.