Brcksville, OH (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
For the month of February, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering their customers 10% off on all heart health testing. This discount applies to the recently developed Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) test. To save on this test, customers just need to use promo code HEART10 when placing an order. Research has linked elevated Lp-PLA2 levels to higher risk for developing heart disease and blood clots. Request A Test offers the Lp-PLA2 as well as a variety of other heart health tests for people who wish to monitor their risk factors for heart disease. These tests can be ordered by anyone without needing to first schedule a doctor's appointment or go through an insurance provider. Request A Test offers affordable pricing and 1000's of lab locations across the country to make getting tested as easy as possible.
1 in 4 deaths in the United States are attributable to heart disease. As more research is conducted into the risk factors for heart disease, new testing methods are developed to help detect these risk factors. Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 or Lp-PLA2 is an enzyme that is produced by a type of immune cell called macrophages. Lp-PLA2 is mostly found bonded to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) also known as the "bad cholesterol". Studies have shown that Lp-PLA2 plays a role in the inflammation of blood vessels and helps to cause Atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up in the arteries restricting the flow of blood. Elevated levels of Lp-PLA2 have been seen in many people who have suffered from an Ischemic Stroke. Ischemic Stroke is caused when a clot develops in a blood vessel which supplies blood to the brain. A blood test which measures Lp-PLA2 can alert people to the fact that their health is at risk and help them work with their doctor to determine medications and lifestyle changes which can help avoid long term complications. Other useful tests which can identify risk factors for heart disease include the High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, Apolipoprotein B, Homocysteine and Lipoprotein a.
While risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and obesity are associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, there are many people with few or no risk factors who also develop heart related health problems. Getting periodic blood tests which can help identify risk factors for heart disease is a useful way for people to see if there are health concerns they need to be aware of even if they are felling fine. Tests like the Lp-PLA2 can be taken at any time by people who want to take charge of their health.
To find out more about the Lp-PLA2 test or any of the other heart health tests offered by Request A Test, customers can go to the Heart Health Category on their website. Remember to order by February 28, 2014 to save 10% on any heart health test by using promo code HEART10. To place an order just go to http://www.Requestatest.com or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a representative.
About Request A Test
Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.