ATHEROSCLEROSIS DNA PROFILE
DNA Tests for:
- Chlamydia pneumoniae
- Human Herpesvirus 6
- Helicobacter pylori
- Mycoplasma spp. (M. pneumoniae, M. fermentans,
M. hominis, M.
- Nanobacterium spp.
- Whole blood (5ml) in a lavender EDTA tube.
Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease hallmarked by chronic inflammation, endothelial dysfunction and lipid accumulation in the vasculature. Although lipid modification and deposition are thought to be a major source of the continuous inflammatory stimulus, a large body of evidence suggests that infectious agents may contribute to atherosclerotic processes. This could occur by either direct effects through infection of vascular cells and/or through indirect effects by induction of cytokine and acute phase reactant proteins by infection at other sites. Multiple bacterial and viral pathogens have been associated with atherosclerosis by seroepidemiological studies, identification of the infectious agent in human atherosclerotic tissue, and experimental studies demonstrating an acceleration of atherosclerosis following infection in animal models of atherosclerosis.
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Note: The DNA testing information provided by Health Genetic Center is for research, informational, and educational use only. The DNA testing services are not intended to be used by patients for any diagnostic purpose and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. Patients should always seek the advice of the physician or other health care provider with any questions patients may have regarding diagnosis, cure, treatment, mitigation, or prevention of any disease or other medical condition or impairment or the status of patient’s health.
HOW TO ORDER TEST
- Download submission form (follow this link).
- Talk to your physician to select the appropriate DNA profile or DNA test.
To ensure proper medical attention and result interpretation, Health Genetic Center requires all samples for DNA testing to be submitted by physicians only. The DNA test results of the findings will be sent directly to physician's office.
- Arrange sample collection through your physician.
- All samples for infectious testing should be submitted by a courier service. Please, follow this link for shipping instructions.