This test otherwise known as the PLAC test measures the amount of lipoprotein- associated phospholipase (Lp-PLA2) in the blood.
This test shows whether or not you have increased plaque in your arteries.
MUMS GPs and Consultant Cardiologist may recommend this test if you smoke or have smoked or have a history of high cholesterol. If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease in your family this test may be appropriate for you.
MUMS offers this blood test which costs £94.00. You can choose to have this blood test with our HCA in a £25.00 Phlebotomy appointment or within a GP Consultation which costs £95.00
We also offer this as part of our healthy heart screen.
The turnaround time for results with a PLAC test is two days.
If you choose a phlebotomy appointment as opposed to a GP Appointment then you will need a consultation to have the results explained to you.
You may also wish to consult with our Consultant Cardiologist – Mr Jerome Ment.