Navigation Links
Florida Osteopathic Physicians to Learn Value of VAP® Cholesterol Test at Annual Seminar
Date:9/22/2010

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 www.atherotech.com 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 www.atherotech.com.


'/>"/>
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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today ... allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health care ... coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing need ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of product ... a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing HCEI ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , ... California -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able ... PFT devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... testing done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® ... , can get any needed testing done in the comfort ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), ... (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) ... MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the forecast ... to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First ... United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell ... facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine ... Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor ... Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):