Members can undergo testing through Quest Diagnostics and the Cardio IQ program. The Cardio IQ program offers an array of tests to assist with risk assessment of patients with personal or family history of cardiovascular risks including elevated cholesterol and heart disease. The lab offerings include a blood test that goes beyond the conventional HDL and LDL testing. The cholesterol profile is further broken down into lipid subclasses which allow patients to be risk stratified and address a change in treatment plan or lifestyle. In addition, Cardio IQ can also test for several different inflammatory markers which will alert the physician to the presence of underlying cardiovascular instability. Finally, Cardio IQ offers a genetic panel testing the patient’s risk for cardiovascular disease based on genomics.
In addition to lab testing, appropriate patients can be referred for vascular and cardiac screening including ultrasound testing and CT calcium scoring.