If 2 or more of the following apply to you, you are a candidate for advanced cardiovascular testing:

  • Heart disease or a heart attack (this counts as 2)
  • History of any other cardiovascular disease (such as stroke, peripheral vascular disease, or vasculitis)
  • Diabetes (this counts as 2)
  • Pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, or other metabolic disease
  • Family history of either heart disease or a heart attack before the age of 55
  • Total cholesterol >200 mg/dL
  • LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) >130 mg/dL, or LDL cholesterol >100 mg/dL if you have had a heart attack
  • Triglycerides >150 mg/dL
  • HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) <40 mg/dL
  • Systolic blood pressure (top number) >140 mmHg
  • Diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) >90 mmHg
  • Obese or overweight
  • Cigarette smoker
  • Physical inactivity
  • History of autoimmune or other inflammatory diseases

If your doctor isn’t aware of these tests, he or she can contact Quest Diagnostics Customer Service at 866-MYQUEST (866-697-8378) and a representative can provide assistance.