Boston Heart Prediabetes Assessment® ,Reflex* (420)

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CPT Code:


Test Type: 1.0 mL Serum Kit Based
Stability Time:

Refrigerated 3 Days


Diabetes and prediabetes are major risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 70% of diabetics will eventually die of heart disease and about 15% from stroke. The number of Americans with diabetes and prediabetes is increasing; the American Heart Association recently identified that 38% of adult Americans in 2010 are prediabetic. The Boston Heart Prediabetes Assessment helps healthcare providers identify patients at higher risk of developing diabetes, with 92% accuracy. Healthcare providers can prescribe interventions to patients at borderline or high risk for diabetes to significantly decrease the rate of onset of the disease.* Studies have proven a structured lifestyle program, like the Boston Heart Lifestyle Program, that includes weight loss and exercise, can reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 58% compared to usual care.* *Knowler WC, Barrett-Connor E, Fowler SE, Hamman RF, Lachin JM, Walker EA, Nathan DM. Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002;346:393-403.

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

9 hour fast prior to collection. Patient may drink water only.

Collection Instructions:

1.0 mL  serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in a serum separator tube (SST/Tiger Top)