Carotid Ultrasound with Direct Plaque Area Assessment
Direct imaging of the carotid arteries in the neck using non-invasive ultrasound permits quantification of cholesterol plaque area (atherosclerosis) that, in turn, is highly predictive of risk of both future stroke and heart attack. Sequential testing over 6–12 months, following interventions designed to reduce cardiovascular risk such as lifestyle changes and medications, will confirm whether plaque amount is reducing. Another component of this testing is Carotid Intimal Media Thickness (CIMT) that reflects the effects of high blood pressure and is predictive of stroke.
Cardiovascular Health™ (Advanced Cholesterol Testing)
To assess the risk of cardiovascular disease, our team utilizes NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) fractionation technology for state-of-the-art lipid markers and other advanced risk factors including: Lipoprotein (a); Homocysteine; Fibrinogen; Direct Lipoprotein Quantification/Particle Size; Insulin Resistance Score; and, Lp-PLA2.
24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
A small blood pressure monitor is worn for 24 hours that provides half hourly readings during the day and hourly readings while sleeping. Nocturnal blood pressures are particularly important as they normally drop, but will elevate in those with sleep apnea and other hypertensive diseases and this strongly predicts future stroke risk. The test is further interpreted and a customized report with recommendations is presented to you and your Physician.
For those with an abnormal cognitive screening test from their annual medical, or for those who remain concerned about their cognitive function and desire a higher level test, the Extended CogScreen™ provides several additional tests of memory and executive function, as well as some unique and ecologically relevant test components. Extended CogScreen™ has increased sensitivity for the detection of early brain disease such as Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, as well as for the effects of occupational or other toxins including alcohol.
Brain Fitness Package
This package combines the Extended CogScreen™ and blood testing for the presence of genetic risk markers of neurodegenerative disease including the SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) from the Neurogenomic panel as well as ApoE4 alleles. It includes assessment and interpretation by Tailor Genomics Specialist Dr. Mansoor Mohammed, in conjunction with your Physician.