Navigation Links
Florida Osteopathic Physicians to Learn Value of VAP® Cholesterol Test at Annual Seminar

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Atherotech Diagnostics Lab will exhibit its VAP® Cholesterol Test in booth 121 at the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) Mid-Year Seminar held September 24-26 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla.

FOMA is the state association for osteopathic physicians in Florida and has been serving osteopathic physicians since 1904. The 2010 seminar will address advances in the science and art of osteopathic medicine. Cholesterol expert Paul Ziajka, M.D., who utilizes the VAP Test at the Florida Lipid Institute, will address "Inflammatory Markers and the Risk of Atherosclerosis" during the conference.

Atherotech's VAP Cholesterol Test is the only expanded lipid test that routinely reports directly measured LDL-C, which is included in the 22 separate components of cholesterol — all reported at no additional cost. Cholesterol subclasses include Lp(a), apoB, apoA1, and the apoB/apoA1 ratio, making the VAP Test the only lipid profile that routinely reports all three lipid parameters — LDL, non-HDL and apoB — considered necessary by the American Diabetes Association and American College of Cardiology. The comprehensive lipid profile also identifies markers of metabolic syndrome, often associated with early diabetes.

"The VAP Test goes far beyond the standard cholesterol test, providing a valuable research tool for cardiovascular science and detailed information for refining the clinical assessment of cardiovascular risk," said Atherotech Medical Advisory Board Member Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., a nationally recognized clinician-scientist and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute in Atlanta. "Because of its ability to report on dozens of cholesterol subclasses, the VAP Test holds great promise for playing a key role in advancing the understanding of heart disease risk and addressing disparities in cardiovascular health."

Atherotech provides physicians with a single source for the VAP Cholesterol Test and more than a dozen cardiovascular and metabolic tests. Cardiometabolic testing available through Atherotech includes C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP), LpPLA2, apoE genotype, NT-proBNP, Cystatin-C, T3 and T4 when TSH is abnormal, plus gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), a recognized cardiovascular risk biomarker.

Atherotech representatives will be available to discuss new research, the VAP Test and cardiometabolic test options throughout the conference. Blood draws will be provided to qualified attendees during regular exhibit hours. Unlike the standard lipid profile, the VAP Test directly measures LDL, therefore fasting is not required.

For information on the VAP Test, visit or call 877.901.8510.

About Atherotech Diagnostics Lab

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. 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

SOURCE Atherotech Diagnostics Lab
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Streamline Health Document Workflow Solutions Purchased By Tampa, Florida-Based Hospital
2. Wound Management Technologies Expands Distribution Foot Print in Florida with the Addition of Central Medical Systems
3. Alliance Imaging Offers Mobile Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) Imaging to its Florida Customers
4. IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates Partners with The University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Health
5. Varian Medical Systems Showcases Advanced Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy Products at ACRO 2010, February 25-27, Florida, Booth No. 34-35
6. Prescription Assistance Arrives in Jacksonville, Florida
7. Access MediQuip Moves Company Headquarters to Lake Mary, Florida
8. New Florida Law Allows Use of Instant Drug Tests On the Job Site
9. St. Anthonys Hospital Offers First Ambient MRI In Florida
10. CVBT Opens Florida and Arizona Sites for Its ACORD Phase II Heart Trial
11. Anpath Group, Inc. Announces Approval of its Disinfectant by the State of Florida
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... HANOVER, N.J. , Nov. 30, 2015  Novartis ... portfolio at the 57 th American Society of ... leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas as well as supportive care, ... in addition to personalized cell therapies. The ASH Annual ... Orlando, Florida . Novartis Oncology . ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... and BOSTON , November 30, 2015 ... develop potential new medicines directed at up to 10 ... --> PFE ) to research and develop ... protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) targets across multiple therapeutic areas. ... drug discovery and development company and wholly-owned subsidiary of ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015 Elbit Imaging Ltd. (TASE, ... today that it was informed by InSightec Ltd. ("InSightec"), that ... has approved its Exablate Neuro system to treat movement, ... --> Insightec,s Exablate Neuro platform is transforming ... two technologies: Focused Ultrasound, which is used to lesion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The American Society for Clinical Pathology ... World AIDS Day 2015. On Nov. 30, ASCP shared its “Give a minute. Get ... AIDS Day and the importance of getting tested for HIV. , ASCP has asked ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... While powdered ... results in wasted time. Fortunately, an inventor from Chesterfield, Va., has found an easy ... to keep the scoop used to measure powdered contents in a canister or other ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... to its industry-leading suite of automated breast density assessment and enterprise analytics ... meeting, November 29-December 4, 2015 (South Hall booth #2377). Volpara’s quantitative breast ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... for “Value-Based Payer-Provider Partnerships: Three Case Studies,” an upcoming Dec. 8 virtual ... Essentia Health and UCare, MissionPoint Health Partners, and Intel Corp. Leaders from ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Insightra Medical, Inc. ... Surgical Mesh technology for soft tissue repair in the US via Insightra’s national ... resorbable surgical mesh intended to support and reinforce soft tissue for 6-9 months ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):