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The VAP Cholesterol Test, developed in 2003, offers physicians even more information about patient cholesterol levels. This more detailed information uncovers heart disease risk factors in patients who may have gone undiagnosed with the standard lipid profile.
The VAP Cholesterol Test checks HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterols, as well as triglyceride levels, but it goes a step further. This test measures cholesterol's sub-types, giving physicians a better idea of patient risk for heart attacks and other heart disease.
So, a lipid profile that may have shown up as normal before the VAP Cholesterol Test may now reveal enough hidden information to save a patient's life.