Laboratory tests can help the physician identify underlying ischemic heart disease and conditions that may contribute to its development. For example, urinalysis—an analysis of a urine sample—may indicate diabetes mellitus or renal disease, both of which are associated with atherosclerosis.
Blood tests are used for many purposes in the diagnosis of heart disease.
Here are some of the most common tests and what they are used for.
Cardiac biomarkers. These tests are used to diagnose a heart attack by determining if heart cells have been damaged.
Lipid blood tests. Provides information on your levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which are associated with risk of heart disease.
Lipoprotein, homocysteine and fibrinogen tests. These blood tests help to determine your risk of developing coronary heart disease.
C-reactive protein. A blood test that identifies high levels inflammation and an increased risk for heart disease.
Blood tests for anticoagulants. These tests help your doctor to determine if you are taking a safe level of blood thinners.
Blood sugar tests. Several different tests are used to determine if you have diabetes, how severe your diabetes has been and whether or not your diabetes treatment is effective.
B-type natriuretic peptide test. This blood test helps doctors to identify and determine the severity of heart failure.
Electrolyte tests. Used to determine the effectiveness of various treatments and also to detect liver, heart and kidney disease.
Blood count. Used to diagnose and monitor various heart conditions and the effectiveness of drugs or other treatments.
Insight’sclient portal provides the convenience physicians, hospitals, and clinics need to complete lab testing quickly and accurately. Our easy online client portal streamlines the testing process, making it much more efficient than calling, faxing, and completing paperwork.
Getting fast lab test results is crucial to providing the best in patient care. Insight uses the latest technology to insure safe and timely delivery of patient specimens by offering both courier services and FedEx delivery.
Insight offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient Phlebotomy services to our Physician partners to provide all required blood draw and other specimen collection needs.
Proper lab supplies is essential for precise and accurate testing. Insight offers supplies at no cost to our Physician partners.
Insight Diagnostic’s scientific approach to laboratory testing provides our clients with a higher standard of excellence, scientific integrity and expedited turnaround times. We provide rigid quality control testing through the latest technology and a sophisticated reporting system which is Internet accessible.