Cardiac Risk Marker

About the test

The Cardiac Risk Marker test refers to a set of blood tests that are conducted to determine if the patient is at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke. The test helps classify the risk as low, medium or high.

Why get tested?

Cardiac Risk Marker Test assesses the risk level of cardiovascular diseases and helps ascertain what kind of treatment would be necessary. The test measures the following parameters in the blood:

  •  Lipoprotein A
  • Apo A1 / Apo B
  • Hs CRP
  • Apolipoprotiens
  • Homocysteine

This test includes

  • Apolipoproteins A1
  • Apolipoproteins B (Apo B)
  • lipoprotein A (LP-A)
  • High Sensitivity CRP (HsCRP)
  • Apolipoproteins B/A1 Ratio


The test does not require any specific preparations, but the below mentioned points must be kept in mind prior to undergoing the Cardiac Risk Marker test -

  • The patients are advised to inform the doctor about their present health status and any on-going medical treatment.
  • The patients should also inform the doctor about herbal products he/she has been consuming as it may interfere with the test results.
  • Patients are also advised to inform the doctor about any allergies they suffer from.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol prior to undergoing the test.
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