PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test

PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test - welzo
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test - welzo
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test - welzo
PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test - welzo

PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test

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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

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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

How to take a home blood test

Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.

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PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test Information

Specification of PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test

  • Test name: PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test
  • Also known as & related tests:
  • Biomarkers:
  • Test tube:
  • Brand: Welzo
  • Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
  • Lab test ranges:
  • Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
  • Location of Lab: United Kingdom

What is a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

A PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.

What does a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test for? 

A PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test tests for the following: .

What are the benefits of a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

Checking your health through the use of PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.

Can a GP review my PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test.

Are PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Tests available on the NHS?

The NHS offers PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.

PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test Kit and Ordering

How can a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test be ordered?

A PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.

What is included in the PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test test kit?

The PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:

  • 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
  • 1 x Free Return Label 
  • 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
  • 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab

PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test Biomarkers and Results

What biomarkers are tested for in a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

The PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers:

What are the results ranges for a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test.

What is a normal test range for PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

The PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.

PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test Procedure and Timing

When should a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test be taken?

It is best to take a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test first thing in the morning.

How long does a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test take?

The typical turnaround for a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.

Are there any special preparations required before taking the PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?

We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.

What is the best time to post my PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

The best time to return your PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.

What sample is required for a PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test?

The PLAC (LP-PLA2) Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.

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