What is PLAC test?

Primarily, its a simple blood test. The PLAC Test measures the activity of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) in a patient’s blood. Lp-PLA2is an enzyme that can show is the degree or risk of atherosclerotic plaque fracture.

Why do I need this test?

Perhaps you have no history of cardiovascular events. In that case, your doctor may order the PLAC Test for Lp-PLA2 Activity to assess risk factors. These factors may extend beyond standard risk factors, like cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Assessing all risk factors may help to lower your concern and your doctor’s about your risk for coronary heart disease events.

You may also self-refer for this test with us any time.

Should everyone have this test?

The PLAC test is a very good method to assess your risk of future events. It forms part of the overall risk assessment of future cardiac and stroke risk and really does give a full picture when looked at along side those parameters.

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PLAC testing is at the cutting edge of testing that is available, and only available in Guernsey with The Diagnostic Centre. In patients with no history of cardiac events, it provides additional prognostic information to doctors and medical staff, detecting hidden risk for coronary heart disease (CHD).

PLAC testing is included in our Wellman and Wellwoman screening profiles.