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SpectraCell Now Offers LPP™ Cardiovascular Testing in New York
Date:4/28/2011

HOUSTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SpectraCell Laboratories has officially been granted a license to provide its Lipoprotein Particle Profile™ (LPP™) test, which assesses cardiovascular risk, to New York state physicians and patients.  The recently patented LPP™ test has been commercially available to the other 49 states since 2006.

SpectraCell began the process of acquiring a licensure in 2008 with an application submission to the state of New York.  The laboratory underwent an initial inspection by the New York State Department of Health in late 2009 followed by extensive documentation validating the LPP™ procedure, which is standard protocol required of all diagnostic laboratories.  A final inspection in December 2010 concluded the evidentiary process, proving the LPP™ technology is valid, accurate and reproducible.

"Acquiring our New York license allows us to serve the largest metropolitan area in the country," states Dr. Fred Crawford, Ph.D., VP of Operations and Laboratory Director at SpectraCell Labs. "In fact, many physicians in the state of New York have wanted to implement the LPP™ test in their practice but were unable to do so until now.  Plus, we recently streamlined our LPP™ report using feedback from existing LPP™ clients, making it easier than ever for physicians to translate LPP™ results into clinical decisions."

New York represents a large market for laboratory testing.  According to a CNN report, approximately 40,000 physicians practice within a 30 mile radius of New York City, in contrast to a national average of about 8000 physicians for other American cities.

After visiting the laboratory and reviewing the testing protocol, Dr. Robert Rej, Director of Chemistry for the State of New York Department of Health recommended the permit be approved for SpectraCell's LPP™ testing. The license also allows SpectraCell to add FDA appro
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