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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol is Harmless

…harmful than light LDL particles. Since the common cholesterol tests don’t check for fraction patterns, I recommend asking your doctor to prescribe the VAP test or the lipoprotein particle test. From what I understand, both are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. If it turns out you have a lot…

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The VAP Test and HDL Cholesterol

…divided into subtypes HDL1 and HDL2. HDL1 and HDL2 reduce heart risk factors, but HDL2 is far superior and provides more protection than HDL1. The VAP test—short for vertical auto profile—measures both. Cardiologists have much more to learn about HDL fractions, and it may turn out that some HDL…

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What Is the VAP Cholesterol Test?

The VAP cholesterol test—short for vertical auto profile—is a comprehensive lipid test. In my opinion, compared to the standard lipid profile test, the VAP cholesterol test is far more accurate at identifying how your cholesterol levels may or may not be contributing to your overall cardiac risk…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…disease must check the level. What’s the takeaway for you? To determine if you have elevated Lp(a) cholesterol levels, ask your physician to order the VAP test (www.thevaptest.com) or the LPP test from Spectracell (www.spectracell.com/lpp/). Unlike the generally useless standard lipid tests, these new-generation…

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The Cholesterol Numbers Doctors Should Measure

…cholesterol particle size test, which will measure your LDL and HDL cholesterol subtypes, as well as Lp(a). You can ask your physician to order the VAP test (www.thevaptest.com) or the LPP test from Spectracell (www.spectracell.com). Here are the optimal cholesterol numbers you want to see in your test…

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

…ask your doctor to go beyond a standard lipid panel—and conduct specific testing to dissect your HDL cholesterol. Ask your physician to order the VAP test or the LPP test from Spectracell. These are advanced lipid tests that assess the presence of dysfunctional and inflammatory cholesterol particles…

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