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When Should
I Order
This Test?

Ordering this test is helpful for establishing an individual’s risk or determining whether a residual risk remains. Specific ordering scenarios include:
  • Patients with established coronary artery disease.
  • Patients with history of, or clinical suspicion for, acute coronary syndrome or myocardial infarctions.
  • Patients with intermediate or undetermined atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk, as 19.4% cardiovascular events occur in the absence of traditional risk factors.
  1. Khot UN, Khot MB, Bajzer CT, et al. Prevalence of conventional risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease. JAMA. 2003 Aug;290(7)898—904.