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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…

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Much of What Passes for High Cholesterol Is Harmless

…common cholesterol tests just look for high cholesterol and don’t check for fraction patterns, I recommend asking your doctor to prescribe the VAP test or the lipoprotein particle test. Both cholesterol tests are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans. What Do the Cholesterol Tests Tell You?…

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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…

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