PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test


The PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test is a common test used to measure the level of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (LP-PLA2) in the blood. The PLAC (LP-PLA2) blood test is used to help assess a person's risk of developing heart disease.

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What does it test for?
  • Lipoprotein Enzyme Lp-PLA2
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
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Lipoprotein Enzyme Lp-PLA2

Lipoprotein Enzyme, also known as Lp-PLA2 is an enzyme in the bloodstream which has been considered to have a strong correlation with artery blockage and a possibility of stroke or heart disease. The enzyme helps in the build-up of fatty cholesterol deposits in the lining of the coronary arteries producing an inflammatory response. This causes a heart attack or stroke. If the test detects the level of Lp-PLA2 to be high, then you may be at a high risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?

The PLAC (LP-PLA2) blood test is suitable for those with:

1. Obesity

2. Family history of cardiovascular diseases

3. High Cholesterol

4. High Blood Pressure

5. Diabetes

6. Unhealthy lifestyle and diet

Additional Information

LP-PLA2 is a protein that helps break down fats in the body. A high level of LP-PLA2 may indicate a higher risk of heart disease. 

The PLAC (LP-PLA2) blood test can be used to help diagnose heart disease, monitor a person's treatment for heart disease, and predict a person's risk of future heart problems. The test may also be used to help evaluate a person's risk of other conditions, such as stroke.

The PLAC (LP-PLA2) blood test is a simple and quick test that can be performed in a doctor's office or laboratory. A blood sample is drawn from the patient and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The results of the test can help doctors determine whether a patient needs treatment for heart disease.

If you are concerned about your risk of heart disease, talk to your doctor about whether the PLAC (LP-PLA2) blood test is right for you.

Additional Insight from Dr Sameer Nakedar, MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert

The PLAC test can be used to predict if there will be a future problem with cardiovascular or heart health. Testing these markers can give you a good picture to see if there's plaque the development in your blood vessels, this has been shown to be a significant risk for development of cardiovascular issues such as heart attacks or stroke.

Why take a test?

The PLAC Blood Test screens for the levels of Lp-PLA2 in your blood. The blood test sample will detect the presence of Lp-PLA2 and identify if you need treatment for reducing the build of plaque in your coronary arteries. Along with the report, we also provide our Certified Doctor's comments. This test is ideally suitable for those with high cholesterol, genetic history of heart diseases and individuals with a busy or stressful lifestyle.

of heart attacks and stroke
are associated with High Blood Pressure according to the British Heart Foundation.
adults in the UK are obese.
Most adults in the UK do not meet the physical activity recommendation. Individuals who are overweight are at a very high risk of having a cardiovascular heart disease.
Expert’s Opinion

Experts Opinion on PLAC Tests

"Lp-PLA2 is an enzyme that plays a role in the inflammation of the blood vessels and can help diagnose heart and cardiovascular disease. This panel can give you a picture of your risk of developing cardiovascular disease or the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke."

Dr Sameer Nakedar
Experts Opinion on PLAC Tests

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