Navigation Links
Atherotech to Exhibit VAP(R) Cholesterol Test at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009
Date:10/29/2009

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Atherotech, Inc., a cardiodiagnostic company, announced it will exhibit its VAP® Cholesterol Test at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009. The annual meeting takes place November 14-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Representatives for Atherotech will be available during regular exhibit hours on November 15, 16 and 17 to discuss the VAP Cholesterol Test in booth No. 1814, and the VAP Test will be provided via blood draw to qualified attendees. Because LDL is directly measured, fasting is not required. Test results will be returned via mail after the conference.

The VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) Test, an expanded cholesterol profile that directly measures the content of all lipids, identifies a far greater number of people at risk for heart disease than standard cholesterol tests.

"Attendees will learn how we're complementing our VAP Test offering with the addition of cardiometabolic and genetic testing, giving physicians and cardiology practices a single source for multiple test panels," said Atherotech Chief Medical Officer Michael E. Cobble, M.D.

The VAP Test reports 20 separate components of cholesterol, and unlike other lipid profiles, it directly measures all three lipoprotein parameters -- LDL, non-HDL and apoB -- considered necessary by the expert consensus guidelines issued by the American Diabetes Association and American College of Cardiology. The VAP Test is also the only single cholesterol test that routinely reports apoAI, apoB and the apoB/apoAI ratio.

Atherotech continues to grow its cardiodiagnostic business. The company recently 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. Unlike creatinine, cystatin C is not affected by muscle mass, gender, age or race. Cystatin C has been shown to be a superior marker of kidney function compared to creatinine, according to the National Kidney Foundation.

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

People with a family history or an existing condition of diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease -- or who are already taking cholesterol-lowering medication -- are candidates for the VAP Test.

The VAP Test is available nationwide. 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.

SOURCE Atherotech, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Atherotech, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. ABR-Affinity BioReagents to Exhibit in the U.S. Pavilion at Medica, November 14 - 17, 2007
2. Semafores SF1126 Exhibits Antitumor and Antiangiogenic Activity
3. MedNet Solutions to Sponsor and Exhibit at the 2008 Advanced Medical Technology Association Conference in Washington, D.C.
4. Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit Cancer Treatment and X-ray Imaging Technologies at China Med Exhibition
5. H3N2 Influenza Unlikely to Spread Between Humans, K-State Infectious Disease and Diagnostics Experts Say; Swine Exhibits at Fairs are Safe With Proper Hygiene
6. Kendle Experts to Share Insights at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society Annual Conference and Exhibition
7. US Oncology, Inc. to Exhibit iKnowMed(TM) at the 2009 ASCO EHR Symposium: Harnessing the EHR: From Incentives to Sustainability
8. Vibrant Exhibit Hall Features Innovative Medical Technology at AdvaMed 2009
9. MedImmune to Present Data on RSV and Influenza at 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
10. Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit a Wide Selection of Flat Panel X-Ray Image Detectors and X-Ray Tubes at the CMEF Show in Chengdu, China
11. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic Identify Site of Dysfunction in HDL, Carrier of Good Cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated ... by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients ... hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients ... get any needed testing done in the comfort of her own ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added ... reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global ... is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive ... awareness of our progress in developing drugs for crucial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American ... Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. ... including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package ... Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 ... ... helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic ... the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on ... article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo ... such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):