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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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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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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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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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New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…really going on and whether or not cholesterol is, for you, a serious heart risk factor. Two New Cholesterol Blood Tests * The first is called the VAP test—short for vertical auto profile. This test can break cholesterol down into fractions smaller than LDL and HDL and analyze the particles comprising…

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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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Women Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease than Cancer

…also do the following: • Get regular blood tests to monitor your heart risk factors. Cholesterol fractionation tests are essential. Known as the VAP and LPP, these tests measure the various components of cholesterol and more accurately assess your risk of heart disease than standard blood lipid tests…

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