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About Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 (LP-PLA2) test

Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 (LP-PLA2) test

₹1400 ₹1000

Know more about Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 (LP-PLA2) test

The Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 (LP-PLA2) test is done to diagnose: if you are prone to the risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke.

The symptoms associated with the above-mentioned heart diseases are:

A family history of anyone suffering from coronary heart disease and if you are suffering from metabolic syndrome.

Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 is a type of enzyme that is responsible for causing inflammation of blood vessels. It results in a common disorder of the arteries called atherosclerosis. Thus this test helps in monitoring the activity of Lipoprotein Associated Phospholipase A2 present in the blood.

Coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke are caused due to deposits of fats in the arteries. This results in blockage of blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and brain damage. 

Coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke can also lead to various other health problems such as diabetes, high level of cholesterol, increased low-density lipoprotein and high blood pressure.

There are no test prevention before going in for the test. Inform your doctor in case of any ongoing medications taken by you if there is any.

The test only determines the risk of future development of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. 

The doctor will not give any strong medications unless it's required depending on the test.

Besides that, you will be prescribed to follow a healthy diet and a few lifestyle changes by incorporating any minor physical activity.

Test Method1: A blood sample will be collected from a vein of your arm.

Test Report: The usual turn around time is 24 to 28 hours.

When your doctor suspects your signs and symptoms to indicate any development of heart-related diseases, you are prescribed to take this test. 



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