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Male Adult Health Screen (Ages 40-65) + Blood Draw (included)

Boston Heart Diagnostics
SKU: BHDOPNL3-USW

$648.13 per test

  • Purpose: This blood test is for anyone ages 40-65 interested in a comprehensive look at their heart health, with additional tests for male hormones
  • Benefits: Prevent heart disease by first learning more about your own risk factors
  • Technology: Clinical chemistry techniques on blood samples (phlebotomist blood draw included), resulting in a PDF report of each result (5-7 day turnaround time)
  • Purpose: This blood test is for anyone ages 40-65 interested in a comprehensive look at their heart health, with additional tests for male hormones
  • Benefits: Prevent heart disease by first learning more about your own risk factors
  • Technology: Clinical chemistry techniques on blood samples (phlebotomist blood draw included), resulting in a PDF report of each result (5-7 day turnaround time)

The Fine Print

Key Benefits

  • Convenient: schedule the at-home blood draw directly with a phlebotomist (included with test)
  • Comprehensive: includes 22 tests for heart health, customized for the 40-65 age range
  • Fast: 5-7 day turn-around-time from when the lab received the sample

What does this test detect (see product details for more information)?

  • Direct Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C)
  • High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C)
  • Small Dense LDL Cholesterol (sdLDL-C)
  • Triglycerides (TG)
  • Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a))
  • Apolipoprotein B (ApoB)
  • Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™
  • Boston Heart Cholesterol Balance®
  • Vitamin D, 25-OH
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
  • High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)
  • HOMA-IR w/ Beta Cell Function
  • Homocysteine (HCY)
  • 9p21 Premature CVD risk
  • Apolipoprotein E CVD/dementia risk

Male Hormone Targets:

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S)
  • Estradiol (Estrogen Fraction E2)
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
  • Total Testosterone (TT)
  • Testosterone, Free (calculated, includes: Alb, SHBG, TT)
  • PSA, Total

 

Why would I take this test?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. The risk of heart disease increases with age. Our medical experts have designed this heart test panel along with the expertise of Boston Heart Diagnostics specifically for people aged 40-65 wanting to learn more about their risk of heart disease based on the latest science.

How does my blood draw for this test work?

A blood draw of multiple tubes is required and included with the purchase of this test. Once you checkout in the Meenta Marketplace, your shipping information will be used to reach out to you to schedule the blood draw(s). Because of the lab operating hours, you’ll have to schedule it to occur during working hours Monday – Thursday. When you receive your sample collection kit, look inside for instructions regarding how to prepare for your blood draw appointment.

What is included in my sample collection kit?

Included in your kit is:

  • Cardboard box
  • Insulated cooler and ice box
  • Collection tubes, biohazard bags, and ice packs
  • Paperwork and instructions

How do I interpret my results?

Each results report comes with a custom interpretation based on your profile, and a document indicating lifestyle changes recommended as a result.

What is the turnaround time for this test?

The lab will process your sample 5-7 days from when they receive it at their lab.

What does this test measure?

  • Direct Low-Density Lipoprotein (Direct LDL): LDL-C is a measure of the amount of cholesterol in the atherogenic low-density lipoproteins. The direct measurement of LDL-C is not affected by the non-fasting state. Values are somewhat higher than calculated LDL-C.
  • High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL): HDL-C is a measure of high density cholesterol particles. Higher levels of HDL are associated with reduced CVD risk, but not all HDL is good.
  • Small Dense Low-Density Lipoprotein (sd-LDL): Small dense LDL particles are denser and more atherogenic LDL-particles. sdLDL-C gives the total amount of LDL-C in the small dense format.
  • Triglycerides (TG): Triglycerides are composed of three fatty acids attached to glycerol that function as fat storage (adipose tissue) or may be used for energy. Triglycerides are the primary lipid component in chylomicrons and very low-density lipoproteins but are also found in other lipoproteins.
  • Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)): Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) Lp(a) is a plasma lipoprotein that is composed of two parts: (1) LDL-like particle, and (2) Apolipoprotein (a), a protein made in the liver and attached to the apoB portion of this particle. Levels are determined by genetic factors.
  • Apolipoprotein B (apoB): ApoB is a protein produced in the liver and intestine that provides structure to triglyceride (TG) carrying atherogenic lipoprotein particles. Each particle carries only one apoB protein. Thus, apoB is a direct measure of the number of atherogenic particles in the bloodstream. ApoB is also a surrogate marker for LDL particle concentration or LDL particle number since LDL comprises about 90% of the atherogenic lipoprotein particles.
  • Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ Test: The Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ test measures the major fatty acids (FA) for the purposes of cardiovascular disease characterization and management.
  • Boston Heart Cholesterol Balance ® Test: Boston Heart’s exclusive Cholesterol Balance test directly measures the major production markers (lathosterol and desmosterol) and absorption markers (beta-sitosterol, campesterol and cholestanol) for circulating plasma cholesterol. The levels of these markers are indicators of LDL-C lowering response to treatments (e.g., statins or ezetimibe). This information enables healthcare providers to prescribe the most effective treatment strategy to lower LDL-C and help patients achieve their LDL-C goal.
  • Vitamin D, 25-OH: 25-hydroxy vitamin D is a hormone precursor that promotes bone, calcium and phosphorus metabolism.
  • Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP): A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a blood test that is often used to evaluate liver function, kidney function, and nutrient levels. Because it includes multiple measurements, the CMP offers a broad look at different functions of the body.
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c): This test measures the concentration of glucose attached to the hemoglobin in red blood cells. It assesses the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last two to three months.
  • High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP): CRP is an acute phase inflammatory plasma protein synthesized by the liver. The “high sensitivity” CRP test is needed to detect very low levels of CRP that may be seen with vascular and/or systemic inflammation.
  • Homeostasis Model of Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) + Beta Cell Function and Risk Index: Homeostasis Model Assessment Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) is commonly used as a marker of insulin resistance. Markers included in this test are Glucose and Insulin. The Beta Cell Function and Risk Index is a calculation based on fasting glucose and insulin (or c-peptide) designed to give insights into beta cell function. It allows clinicians to assess baseline beta cell function, consider treatment options, and follow changes over time.
  • Homocysteine: Homocysteine is a thiol-containing amino acid formed from methionine. Values >15 µmol/L have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • 9p21 Premature Cardiovascular Disease Risk Genotype: The 9p21 gene locus is on chromosome 9. Two 9p21 variants rs10757278 and rs1333049, found in about 40% of the population, have about a 1.5-2.0 fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease versus non-carriers in population studies.
  • Apolipoprotein E (apoE) Cardiovascular Disease/Dementia risk: ApoE is a critical protein component of very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and chylomicrons.

Male Hormone Targets:

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S): DHEA-S is an androgenic steroid secreted by the adrenal cortex and is the major androgen precursor in females.
  • Estradiol (Estrogen Fraction E2): Estradiol is the most potent naturally occurring estrogen. Estrogens are the female hormones produced by the ovaries, adrenal cortex, placenta, and testes. Estrogens prepare the uterus for implantation of the fertilized ovum and promote the maturation of and maintenance of female secondary sex characteristics and reproductive organs.
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): SHBG is a glycoprotein that binds to sex hormones, specifically testosterone and estradiol.
  • Total Testosterone (TT): Total testosterone is a measurement of free and protein-bound testosterone and is the most potent naturally occurring androgen. It is produced by interstitial cells in the testes in response to stimulation by luteinizing hormone (LH). Testosterone is also produced by the ovary and adrenal cortex in small amounts and is responsible for the regulation of gonadotropic secretion and spermatogenesis, as well as the development of male secondary sex characteristics.
  • Testosterone, Free (calculated, includes: Alb, SHBG, TT): Free testosterone is a measurement of testosterone that is not bound to SHBG. Testosterone is the most potent naturally occurring androgen and is produced by the interstitial cells of the testes in response to stimulation by luteinizing hormone (LH). Testosterone is also produced by the ovary and adrenal cortex in small amounts and is responsible for the regulation of gonadotropic secretion and spermatogenesis as well as the development of secondary sex characteristics.
  • PSA, Total: PSA is secreted by epithelial cells of the prostate gland and is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostate glands. Total serum PSA assay is an adjunct to a rectal examination for the screening of prostate cancer, as well as for follow-up of patients with diagnosed prostate cancer.

Can I view a sample report?

Yes, a sample test results report is available here, and a lifestyle change plan is here.

Blood draw (phlebotomist required) of 4 tubes, including 2 Tiger Top tubes, 1 Pearl Top tubes, and 1 Lavender tube.

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