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Heart Health Test

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With the Heart Health Test you can determine your risk of heart diseases. The test analyzes the most important heart markers:

  1. Total Cholesterol
  2. HDL protein
  3. LDL protein
  4. Triglycerides
  5. HbA1c
  6. hs-CRP
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  • Details
  • Test measures
  • Symptoms
  • Sample collection guide
  • Reviews
Who should take the test?

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. A lot of the patients did not even know their heart was in danger. Still, severe diseases like this do not come out of nowhere. With regular lab testing risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood sugars or high inflammation levels can be detected early and many of the resulting chronic diseases can be avoided by simple lifestyle changes.

If you know your risk for heart disease, you can take steps to reduce it and protect your heart. The Heart Health Test allows you to analyze the most important markers that indicate your risk of developing cardiovascular and arteriosclerotic diseases. Detecting risk factors early allows you to make dietary changes and improve your health.

How does it work?

Once your order has been processed, you will be sent a blood sample collection kit. You collect your sample from the comfort of your own home and send it right back to our CLIA-certified partner laboratory. We analyze your sample and inform you that your results have been uploaded to your confidential account on our secure website.

What guidance will I get along with my results?

Following the completion of the analysis, you will receive a lab report that includes explanations for the analyzed markers and details on potential symptoms linked to imbalances. Additionally, we strongly advise that you discuss the results you receive from us with your healthcare provider or practitioner.

Moreover, additional information can be found on our website, particularly within various test categories, “health conditions,” and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. If you have any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us by sending an email to

How is my privacy protected?

Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. Both we and our partner laboratories (which may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously.

You will be the sole person with access to this information, and we guarantee that we will not disclose your information to any unauthorized third parties. Additionally, all samples will be disposed of after analysis. Both our Verisana portal for registering kits and receiving results as well as our CLIA-certified partner laboratories are fully HIPAA-compliant.

Test measures
For the Heart Health Test we analyze:
  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL protein
  • LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • HbA1c
  • hs-CRP
Total Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is vital for the normal functioning of the body. In the blood, cholesterol is transported in the form of lipoprotein complexes (HDL and LDL). Total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount in the blood, including all the different cholesterol components.
Increased cholesterol levels may have a negative impact on health. High cholesterol has no symptoms per se. It does, however, rise the risk of vessel conclusion and heart disease. Therefore, cholesterol levels can be used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease but should be interpreted in the presence of the cholesterol components listed below.


High-density lipoprotein (HDL) carries excess cholesterol from the body’s periphery to the liver, where it can be cleared. Therefore, HDL is sometimes referred to as “good cholesterol”. The higher your levels of HDL the lower the risk of developing arteriosclerotic diseases.
Low HDL cholesterol puts you at higher risk for heart disease. Being overweight can be a key factor leading to (too) low HDL cholesterol levels. Other factors associated with low HDL are e.g., type 2 diabetes, smoking, being sedentary, and genetic predisposition.


Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol from the liver to the body’s periphery. As it can be deposited in arteries, it is generally considered the “bad cholesterol”. However, levels within the normal range are considered good for heart health. If there is too much cholesterol for the cells to use, it can build up in the artery walls, leading to a higher risk of arteriosclerotic diseases and may result in serious heart and vascular problems.


Triglycerides are the primary form of fat and play a major role as an energy source. They circulate in the bloodstream either to provide energy for the cells or to be stored in adipose tissue throughout the body for future energy requirements. Triglyceride levels are usually lowest after fasting and highest after eating.
Increased levels are indicative of a metabolic abnormality and tend to be more common in people with low thyroid levels or poorly controlled diabetes. Along with elevated cholesterol, increased triglyceride levels are considered a risk factor for atherosclerotic disease. Also, elevated levels of estrogen or corticosteroids caused by medication or hormonal imbalances are sources of high blood levels of triglycerides that may raise the risk of vessel conclusion and heart disease.


Hemoglobin (Hb) is a protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all body parts. Glucose (sugar) can attach itself permanently to hemoglobin forming glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c). The rate of this formation is proportional to the blood glucose concentrations. HbA1c levels are reflective of blood glucose levels over the past six to eight weeks and do not reflect daily ups and downs of blood glucose.

Slightly increased HbA1c levels indicate increased a risk of developing diabetes in the future (prediabetes). High HbA1c levels indicate a very poor control of blood glucose. The problem with high blood sugar levels is that often there are no symptoms at all. Your sugar can be high for a while and you may not even know it. When your blood sugar stays high for longer periods of time though, you may feel tired and might have less energy. You might also feel very thirsty and drink a lot, leading to you peeing more than normal and waking a lot in the middle of the night. Another long-term symptom is that cuts or sores take a long time to heal or do not heal well at all.

Ways to lower your HbA1c levels may consist of dietary modifications, physical activity, or medications. The best way is to talk your results over with your doctor or nutritionist to receive a personal treatment plan.

The clinical relevance of low HbA1C values remains unclear. However, recent studies suggest that there may be a threshold below which HbA1c is associated with an increased all-cause mortality risk among persons without diabetes.


C-reactive protein (CRP) is released into the blood by the liver in response to any kind of inflammation. Its level rises and falls rapidly after worsening or improvement of the inflammatory situation, making it a useful marker for monitoring disease activity. The high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) assay is more precise than conventional CRP tests when measuring extremely low CRP levels.
A very low increase in CRP levels is observed in many chronic inflammation-related disorders that are also associated with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. However, elevated concentrations could also indicate early, mild, or resolving systemic inflammation.

A variety of conditions including acute bacterial and viral illnesses, rheumatic arthritis, and many other inflammatory diseases, are usually associated with increased levels. When CRP remains high, it is an indication of chronic systemic inflammation that is also associated with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Increases in CRP values would warrant further investigations and should not be interpreted without a complete clinical evaluation.

You should check your levels frequently if you:
  • have a family history of high cholesterol, high blood sugar or inflammation levels
  • have high blood pressure
  • smoke
  • are overweight
Symptoms the Heart Health Test is suitable for:
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Exhaustion
Sample collection guide

Please read the following instructions in detail, before starting with the sample collection.

Please download the instructions here


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What exactly is the Heart Health Test, and why should I take it?

Our Heart Health Test is a comprehensive assessment that analyzes key markers related to heart health, including Total Cholesterol, HDL protein, LDL protein, Triglycerides, HbA1c, and hs-CRP. It helps you evaluate your risk of heart diseases. Regular testing is essential because many heart conditions can be asymptomatic, and early detection can lead to preventive measures and lifestyle changes that reduce your risk.

How can I benefit from taking the Heart Health Test?

By taking the Heart Health Test, you can gain valuable insights into your cardiovascular health. Checking for the risk factors early can empower you to make informed decisions about your lifestyle, diet, and overall well-being to reduce the risk of heart diseases, which are a leading cause of mortality.

Can lifestyle changes really make a difference in my heart health?

Absolutely! Lifestyle changes, such as adopting a heart-healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management, and avoiding smoking, can have a significant impact on reducing your risk of heart diseases. Our Heart Health Test can help you track your progress and the effectiveness of these changes.

What does a high cholesterol level mean?

Increased cholesterol levels may have a negative impact on health. High cholesterol has no symptoms per se. It does, however, rise the risk of vessel conclusion and heart disease. Therefore, cholesterol levels can be used to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease.

I am not getting enough blood from my finger, what can I do?

Prepare the blood draw well: Hold your hand a little longer under warm water and circle your arm to stimulate blood circulation. Prick the finger on the side, not directly on top of the fingertip. The middle or ring finger of the non-dominant hand is usually best. When piercing, place your finger on a firm surface to avoid unconscious pulling back. A light squeeze and massage towards the fingertip helps stimulate blood flow.

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