HEALTH & DISEASE TESTS

DNA Cardiovascular Health Test

DNA Cardiovascular Health Test

Family history is important when assessing your risk of cardiovascular disease, because genes can influence your risk of a heart attack. Find out if you are at risk with the DNA Cardiovascular Health Test.

  • Includes genetic variants linked to lipid levels such as cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Understand your risk and make changes to protect your heart health

$440

DESCRIPTION

Cardiovascular disease refers to a large spectrum of disorders, many of which involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels, leading to chest pain (angina), heart attacks and strokes.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death amounting to over 30% of all deaths worldwide. Lifestyle choices, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits and smoking, can all increase the risk of heart problems. But there are also “hidden” factors (i.e. certain genetic variants) that can also predispose to heart attacks.

A simple mouth swab is all we need to find out whether you have inherited DNA changes that affect the health of your heart. 

THE GENETICS

Many genetic variants are linked to cardiovascular disease. Some of these variants increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, while others have a protective effect.

Variants Tested

Gene(s) Tested

Effect

ANGPTL4, APOA5, FADS1, GALNT2, HNF4A, LIPG, MMAB

Reduced “good” HDL-cholesterol

CETP, LCAT, LIPC, LPL

Elevated “good” HDL-cholesterol

APOB, FADS1, LDLR, NCAN, PCSK9, SORT1, SUGP1

Reduced “bad” LDL-cholesterol

HMGCR, HNF1A, TRIB1

Elevated “bad” LDL-cholesterol

LPA

Elevated lipoprotein(a)

CRP, GCKR

Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP)

APOA5, FADS1, GALNT2, GCKR, NOS3, TRIB1

Elevated triglycerides

ANGPTL3, LPL, MLXIPL, NCAN

Reduced triglycerides

9p21

Decreased control of cell proliferation

FACTORS THAT AFFECT YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

  • Cholesterol – A fat-like substance that is produced in our body and acquired from some foods. It is transported around the body in two kinds of lipoproteins – HDL and LDL. Reduced “good” HDL-cholesterol or excess “bad” LDL-cholesterol leads to cholesterol accumulation in the arteries, resulting in narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
  • Triglycerides – Obtained from the digestion and breakdown of fats in food. They make up the majority of fat deposits in the body. Excess triglycerides contribute to obesity and heart disease.
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) – A substance produced by the liver that increases during an inflammatory response. Elevated CRP levels can lead to heart disease.
  • Lipoprotein(a) – A type of lipoprotein similar to “bad” LDL. It is rich in cholesterol and excess levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

FEE SCHEDULE FOR YEAR 2020

1 child, 1 alleged father

$99

$230

1 mother, 1 child, 1 alleged father

$139

$255

2 children, 1 alleged father

$164

$325

1 mother, 2 children, 1 alleged father

$210

$350

3 children, 1 alleged father

$249

$420

1 mother, 3 children, 1 alleged father

$295

$445

4 children, 1 alleged father

$334

$515

1 mother, 4 children, 1 alleged father

$380

$540

5 children, 1 alleged father

$419

$610

1 mother, 1 child, 2 alleged fathers

$210

$350

6 children, 1 alleged father

$504

$705

1 child, 2 alleged fathers

$164

$325

For legal testing, a specimen collection and witnessing charge of $50 will apply for each individual whose sample is collected at one of our locations in the US, and $100 for each individual whose sample is collected overseas. A $25 charge will apply if individuals in the same case are collected at different locations.

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Order test kit online
Step 2: Collect DNA sample using a painless mouth swab, and mail to the lab in the provided return envelope
Step 3: Receive your results online

DNA Cardiovascular Health Test

Family history is important when assessing your risk of cardiovascular disease, because genes can influence your risk of a heart attack. Find out if you are at risk with the DNA Cardiovascular Health Test.

  • Includes genetic variants linked to lipid levels such as cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Understand your risk and make changes to protect your heart health

From $440

DESCRIPTION

Cardiovascular disease refers to a large spectrum of disorders, many of which involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels, leading to chest pain (angina), heart attacks and strokes.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death amounting to over 30% of all deaths worldwide. Lifestyle choices, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy eating habits and smoking, can all increase the risk of heart problems. But there are also “hidden” factors (i.e. certain genetic variants) that can also predispose to heart attacks.

A simple mouth swab is all we need to find out whether you have inherited DNA changes that affect the health of your heart.

THE GENETICS

Many genetic variants are linked to cardiovascular disease. Some of these variants increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, while others have a protective effect.

Gene(s) Tested


ANGPTL4, APOA5, FADS1, GALNT2, HNF4A, LIPG, MMAB
Reduced “good” HDL-cholesterol


CETP, LCAT, LIPC, LPL
Elevated “good” HDL-cholesterol


APOB, FADS1, LDLR, NCAN, PCSK9, SORT1, SUGP1
Reduced “bad” LDL-cholesterol


HMGCR, HNF1A, TRIB1
Elevated “bad” LDL-cholesterol


LPA
Elevated lipoprotein(a)


CRP, GCKR
Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP)


APOA5, FADS1, GALNT2, GCKR, NOS3, TRIB1
Elevated triglycerides


ANGPTL3, LPL, MLXIPL, NCAN
Reduced triglycerides


9p21
Decreased control of cell proliferation

FACTORS THAT AFFECT YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

  • Cholesterol – A fat-like substance that is produced in our body and acquired from some foods. It is transported around the body in two kinds of lipoproteins – HDL and LDL. Reduced “good” HDL-cholesterol or excess “bad” LDL-cholesterol leads to cholesterol accumulation in the arteries, resulting in narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
  • Triglycerides – Obtained from the digestion and breakdown of fats in food. They make up the majority of fat deposits in the body. Excess triglycerides contribute to obesity and heart disease.
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) – A substance produced by the liver that increases during an inflammatory response. Elevated CRP levels can lead to heart disease.
  • Lipoprotein(a) – A type of lipoprotein similar to “bad” LDL. It is rich in cholesterol and excess levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Order test kit online
Step 2: Collect DNA sample using a painless mouth swab, and mail to the lab in the provided return envelope
Step 3: Receive your results online

HEALTH & DISEASE TESTS

DNA Cardiovascular Health Test