Atherogenic index

The atherogenic index of the plasma is calculated through the formula of log(TG/HDL-C) where your triglycerides levels are divided by your good cholesterol.

Naturally, the lower the ratio, the better news for your heart health, because that would mean that your HDL, your good cholesterol, which protects against heart disease by carrying the LDL away from your heart, lowers your atherogenic index.

In other words, the HDL is anti-atherogenic, it doesn’t cause cardiovascular disease but rather protects you against it.

  • Sample of blood serum
  • We perform the test daily