Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012
Last year more than 1.2 million Americans suffered a coronary attack, according to the CDC. Nearly half of those victims had cholesterol levels within the normal range. In these cases, it was not the total amount of cholesterol detected by standard lipid testing but the size and density of the lipoproteins that lead to the attack. Studies show heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. During American Heart Month, ANY LAB TEST NOW® is helping Americans take control of their heart health with the most accurate and comprehensive screening tests available today.
Since the early 1980’s doctors and hospitals have relied on a simple cholesterol screening test to determine a person’s heart health. This test only screens for LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides levels which does not provide a clear picture of an individual’s real heart health.
“ANY LAB TEST NOW® is committed to providing the most technologically advanced health tests to customers at our 150 service center locations across the country,” said Clarissa Bradstock, COO. “Our goal is to provide customers with easy access to cardiovascular tests at an affordable price and to inform Americans about the importance of heart health.”
The Vertical Auto Profile (VAP®) test is one of the most accurate and comprehensive cholesterol tests available today. ANY LAB TEST NOW’s offices across the country offer this state-of-the-art lab test. The VAP test reports 22 blood cholesterol components as compared to just four or five reviewed by the old-traditional test, including size and density. The VAP reports more lipid abnormalities than standard testing which is the number one risk factor for heart disease.
VAP testing also provides direct measurements of LDL, HDL and all relevant subclasses. It also includes non-HDL, a highly accurate determination of apoB, and emerging risk factors such as Lp(a) remnants and small dense LDL which are not detected with routine cholesterol tests.
Americans can take control of their heart health and get a VAP test at any of ANY LAB TEST NOW®’s more than 150 locations nationwide.
Visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com for a location near you.