Multiple genetic variants have been identified that are associated with cardiovascular disease. Genetrace offers a comprehensive DNA Cardiovascular Health Test that analyzes variants in 27 genes (listed below), which each affect different aspects of cardiovascular health.
Triglycerides - main form of fat (or lipid) found in the body:
LDL cholesterol - considered “bad” cholesterol:
HDL cholesterol - considered "good" cholesterol):
Other aspects of cardiovascular health, including lipoprotein(a) levels, lipid metabolism, cell proliferation, and processing of unsaturated fats, are affected by variants in the following genes/regions: