Did you mean: Baptist

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 ( or the LPP test from Spectracell ( Here are the optimal cholesterol numbers you want to see in your test…

Read More

New Life-Saving Cholesterol Testing

…emerged more recently is the Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP) offered by SpectraCell Laboratories in Houston. The LPP has an advantage over the VAP test because its methodology allows for more precise measurements, and because it can measure remnant lipoprotein (RLP). To date, no other cholesterol…

Read More

Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol is Harmless

…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 of…

Read More

Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…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 ( or the LPP test from Spectracell ( Unlike the generally useless standard lipid tests, these new-generation…

Read More

The VAP Test and HDL Cholesterol

…high-glycemic carbohydrates * Take 1–2 grams of niacin (vitamin B3) daily in divided doses. If your doctor doesn’t automatically offer you a VAP test, this is one worth asking for. Most insurance carriers will cover it. As this area of medicine continues to evolve and as the cholesterol guidelines…

Read More