Any patient with established atherosclerosis vascular disease
Any patient with diabetes mellitus
Any patient with a Framingham risk score over 5%
Any patient with an elevated inflammatory biomarker
Any patient with NCEP ATP III risk factors:
Low HDL-C (<40 mg/dL)
Family history of premature CHD
Age (men >= 45 years; women >= 55 years)
If you have one or more risk factors above, you should ask your doctor or health care provider for the VAP Test to more accurately manage your risk of heart disease.
"Using the detailed lipid profiles in the VAP Cholesterol Test, we can identify atherosclerosis risk that goes far beyond the capabilities of the standard lipid profile. A cholesterol test which identifies the complete lipid picture can complement lipid risk identification and targeted lipid treatment in our clinical practices."
- Michael E. Cobble, M.D. AAFP, FNLA, Board Certified Clinical Lipidologist (NLA), Certified HTN Specialist (ASH), Masters in Psychopharmacology, Director Private Practice Canyons Medical Center, Adjunct Faculty Univ. Utah School of Medicine