Vascular Inflammation Test

Measure PLAC levels to reduce risk of heart attack + stroke

This test utilizes the Lp-PLA2 (PLAC) biomarker to measure vascular inflammation, which can help determine your risk factor for heart attack and stroke. This biomarker is a stronger indicator for assessing inflammation risk than hs-CRP, making this test especially effective for patients with pre-existing heart conditions.

Biomarkers tested:
Collection method:
Finger prick sample
with code HOLIDAY21
FSA/HSA cards accepted
Free shipping
Results in 10 business days
Results in 7 business days
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This test measures a key biomarker related to heart attack & stroke

This test utilizes the Lp-PLA2 (PLAC) biomarker, which has been shown to be an independent risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Lp-PLA2 is a better marker for assessing inflammation risk than hs-CRP and is also a strong predictor of secondary cardiovascular events — especially in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease — making it a helpful biomarker to monitor your condition.

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Common heart health symptoms to watch for

Cardiovascular health is one of the most crucial aspects of keeping your body strong. The following symptoms are strong indications that you should get tested:



Chest pain

Weight gain

Leg pain


*If you are experiencing heart attack symptoms, please see a doctor immediately.

3.6 Million

Over 1.1% of Americans are currently affected by celiac disease¹


Of those who are affected are currently undiagnosed¹⁻²

Understanding cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases are conditions that are related to the narrowing of your blood vessels that cause chest pains, heart attacks, or strokes. Heart disease is a type of cardiovascular disease that affects just your heart muscle, including coronary artery disease and abnormal heart rhythms. Most people think of heart disease as one condition. But in fact, heart disease is a group of conditions with many different root causes.

How will this test help me?

Many general health conditions can be identified through simple screening tests and actioned before major health-related issues arise. For example, over a quarter of deaths caused by heart disease and stroke each year are preventable. This problem is compounded by the fact that only 1 in 5 people visit the doctor for an annual checkup, heightening the risk of missing important early symptoms.

What’s the benefit of early testing?

Testing your cardiovascular health allows you to establish a baseline for your health and understand your areas of improvement. It also allows your health care provider to assess any potential health risks and make your treatment more personalized. The earlier your test, the sooner you can change your lifestyle habits and begin living your healthiest life.

What you get with imaware

Uncover life-impacting health data and get a complete picture of your health.

CLIA Certified Labs

Our laboratories are based in the United States, and CLIA  & CAP certified.

Physician Reviewed

Results are physician reviewed once the sample has been processed.

Secure Data

We use industry-grade encryption to ensure your data is always protected.

How it works

Our 3-step testing process provides peace of mind, no appointment necessary. Just order your home health kit online, collect & mail back your sample, then review your physician verified results online in less than a week.

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1. Prepare & Collect

Prepare for collection, activate your kit, and collect your sample at home.

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2. Secure & Ship

Secure and send in your sample on the same day using the prepaid label.

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3. Review & Action

View confidential and accurate results online in your secure portal within 7 business days.

View confidential and accurate results online in your secure portal within 10 business days.

You will receive an easy to read and actionable digital lab report that helps you understand:

Whether you may have the condition
How likely you are to have the condition
How to engage your healthcare professional
How to track your progress over time

Vascular Inflammation Test FAQ's

What will my results tell me?

This test will help identify your risk of future cardiovascular events, and can help your cardiologist better understand what medications, dietary supplements (like Omega 3 fatty acid), and lifestyle changes (like diet and exercise) would be useful for this specific risk factor.

Who should take this test?

Any adult can test their Lp-PLA2 levels to better understand their risk factors for a future cardiovascular event due to vascular inflammation. Anyone with a personal or family history of strokes or cardiovascular events should consider testing their Lp-PLA2 with imaware™ vascular inflammation test.

Who can order an imaware™ test?

This test is only for adults aged 18 and older. Unfortunately, this test is not available in the state of New York due to state regulations.

Can my doctor use imaware™ results?

Yes. All of our tests are performed by CLIA-certified labs, the gold standard in lab testing quality regulation. Within your results report you will also find detailed information intended for your healthcare professional. They can use this information to interpret your test results clearly. To see an example of this, you can request a sample report at the top of this page.

How should I prepare for this test?

No fasting is required, simply collect your sample and return it via delivery carrier on the same day.

Are imaware™ results as accurate as traditional lab test?

Yes. Not only are your results as accurate as traditional lab tests, but we’re actually the first at-home small volume blood testing company to have our data and methods peer-reviewed by the scientific and medical community — which helps validate our claims and our results reports. Learn more about the exact science behind imaware tests.

How do I receive my test results?

You’ll receive an email from us within 7 business days of your sample return. The email will contain a link to view and download your test results on our secure digital health platform once they’ve been analyzed by our labs and reviewed by a doctor.

Are imaware™ test results reviewed by a doctor?

Yes, all our test results are reviewed by a physician during the lab analysis process to ensure the third party validation of your results.

My state requires physician orders for tests like imaware™. Do you provide this for me?

Yes, we provide physician orders for every test in every state (even those that do not require them). You don’t need to get a prescription or pay extra for this service as it’s included in the purchase price of each test.


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