Advanced Lipid Panel Testing in Greeley, CO
What is advanced lipid panel testing?
Advanced lipid panel testing is a more detailed version of traditional lipid panel testing, also referred to as cholesterol testing. Often, standard cholesterol tests are not thorough enough to identify cholesterol-related risks for heart attacks, diabetes, and strokes. For example, some individuals may show excellent cholesterol levels according to traditional testing, but continue to progress with cardiovascular disease. Advanced lipid panel testing provides a more detailed analysis, which helps your doctor to prescribe the correct diet, exercise, and medications needed to prevent the onset or progression of cholesterol-related diseases.
Why is advanced lipid panel testing used?
Advanced lipid paneling is a good option for you if you:
- Have a cholesterol-related disease (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure)
- Have a history of cholesterol-related disease or if you are at risk for developing one (due to hereditary disposition or other lifestyle factors)
- Recently met your goal cholesterol level and want to track more detailed lipid levels
What does advanced lipid panel testing do?
Advanced lipid panel testing gives you and your doctor a better assessment of your body and your current cholesterol health. It can also aid in preventing the onset or progression of serious medical issues. In addition, advanced lipid panel testing can help guide you and your doctor in formulating a personalized weight loss plan to meet your body’s needs.
What can I expect when getting advanced lipid panel testing?
If you are interested in undergoing advanced lipid panel testing, consult Dr. Nwizu to set up an appointment. Advanced lipid panel testing involves a simple blood test, but does not require the patient to fast beforehand. Testing is offered at Dr. Nwizu’s weight loss clinic in Greeley, CO, and can be done in one visit. Once results are available, Dr. Nwizu will go over them in detail with you to determine next steps.
What are the advantages of undergoing advanced lipid panel testing?
Advantages of advanced lipid panel testing include:
- Minimal discomfort
- Fast and easy to complete
- Detailed results
- May identify serious medical conditions before onset or progression
If you are interested in undergoing advanced lipid panel testing, the first step is scheduling an evaluation with Dr. Nwizu. Dr. Nwizu has more than 20 years of experience in his field, and is a trusted healthcare provider. Call 970.378.8000 today or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment now.