CardioMetabolic Testing

Understand your increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Proper management of CardioMetabolic risk factors can support your overall wellness and provide effective tools for improved lifestyle and longevity.

Risk factors may include high blood pressure and glucose, elevated triglycerides, abdominal obesity, physical inactivity, and smoking. A combination of at least three of these risk factors increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Take control of your health and wellness!

A few symptoms of CardioMetabolic risk:

  • Abnormal blood cholesterol
    High blood triglycerides
    Increased abdominal fat
    Increased hunger / sugar cravings
    Low / high blood sugar
    Poor circulation to extremities
    Skin changes

Day Spring Wellness Center through ZRT offers a simple test for
monitoring CardioMetabolic risk using dired blood spots. A few
drops of blood from a quick and nearly painless nick of the finger
are places on a filter paper to dry. This can be performed easily
either at a health practitioner's office or the convenience of home.
The dried blood spot sample is then sent to the lab for analysis.
With ZRT's innovative blood spot test, there is no more wasted
time and resources going to a lab for a painful blood draw.

CardioMetabolic Profile covers a complete list of markers for assessing risk, including:

  • High-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP), a marker for inflamation
    Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c)
    Fasting Insulin
    Fasting Triglycerides
    Total cholesterol
    LDL cholesterol
    HDL cholesterol
    VLDL cholesterol

Once the lab has received your dried blood sample, your results will be available in about a week. As you continue to monitor your levels, the lab will generate a "history" test report with your newest test results compared to previous tests. This will enable your healthcare provider to recommend the right treatment option and then track your treatment progress. If you have additional questions about CardioMetabolic or blood spot testing, please ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other trained healthcare provider.

You can download, print and complete the appropriate Symptoms Checklist to take to your healthcare provider or to help you determine which tests you may wish to purchase (link below).