"It's very convenient for physicians to be able to get these heart disease risk factor tests grouped together and not have to deal with multiple reference labs," said Margolis. "They're also now offering specialized tests such as apoE genetic testing and NT-proBNP that aren't offered by most other reference laboratories."
The new test panels are available immediately and also include homocysteine, creatinine, creatine kinase (CK), HbA1c, TSH, ALT, AST, urea nitrogen (BUN), glucose, vitamin D, fibrinogen and insulin. The tests can be ordered individually, or bundled as part of a custom risk profile that may also include the VAP Test.
The VAP Test provides researchers and medical professionals with direct measurement of LDL, HDL and all relevant subclasses, and includes non-HDL, a highly accurate determination of apoB, and emerging risk factors such as Lp(a), remnants and small dense LDL. The VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) Test is now the only single cholesterol test that routinely reports apoAI, apoB, and the apoB/apoAI ratio.
For more information call 877.901.8510 or visit www.thevaptest.com.
About Atherotech, Inc.
Atherotech is a cardio-diagnostic company focusing on cardiometabolic tests, including the company's patented VAP Cholesterol Test, which reports the cholesterol content of all lipids, components and subclasses. The VAP Test is the first cholesterol profile to comply with updated National Cholesterol Education Program ATP III recommendations for direct LDL measurement, which is accurate with non-fasting samples. It is the only advanced lipid profile that routinely reports all three lipoprotein parameters considered necessary by the American Diabetes Association and American College of Cardiology expert consensus guidelines. The VAP Test is available through national and regional
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