How likely are you to have a heart attack or stroke? A simple blood test can help predict your risk. The PLAC® Test measures an enzyme, Lp-PLA2, that is produced when your arteries are inflamed and plaque (fatty buildup) is at risk of rupturing. When a rupture occurs, a blood clot forms over it, sometimes … Read More
Medical researchers have known for some time that a high level of lipoprotein-a, or LP(a), in your bloodstream is a risk factor for heart disease. A new study has found that when added to a traditional lipid panel – a blood test that measures lipids – measurements of apparently healthy patients’ blood levels of LP(a) can help doctors more … Read More
Could a blood test one day diagnose lung cancer? Our experts discuss.
What if a simple blood test could help your doctor predict whether you will experience severe, even life-threatening, side effects from a medication? Or that the same blood test could help your doctor decide what dosage would be best to use initially? Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Personalized Healthcare is working to make it easier for … Read More