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Atherotech Adds New Cardiometabolic Tests Amid Strong 2009 Growth
Date:8/12/2009

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Atherotech, Inc., developer of the VAP Cholesterol Test, has announced the addition of two new cardiometabolic tests as it continues to grow its cardiodiagnostic business.

The company has added the PLAC Test for identification of increased heart attack and stroke risk, and the Cystatin C test as an early, sensitive marker for chronic kidney disease. The tests expand Atherotech's cardiovascular disease and metabolic panels that complement the company's advanced lipid profile, the VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) Test.

"We're seeing increased demand and experiencing strong growth in our business," said Atherotech President and CEO Mike Mullen, "and the marketplace is responding positively to our offering. Look for Atherotech to continue adding to the value of our core VAP lipid test by giving physicians and cardiology practices a single source for multiple cardiovascular disease and metabolic test panels."

Atherotech is privately held and doesn't disclose specific figures, but Mullen said that he expects revenues for his company to increase more than 20 percent in 2009 compared to last year, with profits increasing as well. Mullen believes the VAP lipid test is the centerpiece for this growth.

"We're providing valuable and clinically relevant information at a low cost, which leads to accurate diagnosis, targeted treatment and positive outcomes. This is a positive development for all stakeholders within our current health care environment, including managed care payers, patients, doctors and other health care providers," explained Mullen.

Cardiometabolic and genetic tests already available from Atherotech include C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP), apoE genotype, NT-proBNP, homocysteine, creatinine, creatine kinase (CK), HbA1c, TSH, ALT, AST, urea nitrogen (BUN), glucose, vitamin D and insulin. Cardiometabolic test panels can be ordered individually or bundled as part of a custom risk profile that also includes the VAP expanded cholesterol profile.

The VAP Cholesterol Test provides physician practices, researchers and health care providers with direct measurement of LDL, HDL and all relevant subclasses, and includes non-HDL, apoB, and emerging risk factors such as Lp(a), remnants and small dense LDL. The VAP Test is 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 CLIA-certified clinical reference laboratory and cardiodiagnostic 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 diagnostic laboratories and is reimbursed by many of the largest private insurers as well as Medicare. For more information, visit www.thevaptest.com.


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