Arterial plaque is a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries. It is made up of cholesterol, calcium, fat and other substances found in the blood. The accumulation of this plaque can lead to atherosclerosis, which refers to the furring or hardening of the arteries. This can be life-threatening as it can restrict the blood flow and affect organ function.
A PLAC (Lp-PLA2) test is a relatively new blood test used to identify inflammation in arteries. The test has been approved by the FDA in the United States for assessing the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease. It is used in individuals at increased risk of heart disease and stroke such as people who smoke, have high cholesterol or who have a hereditary increased risk of these conditions.
PLAC (Lp-PLA2) Home Test Kit
*Full price based on purchasing tests individually. Discount applied for purchasing tests as a package. All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.