May 13 2010
Atherotech Inc. will exhibit its VAP® Cholesterol Test in booth #102 at the National Lipid Association (NLA) Scientific Sessions 2010. The meeting takes place May 13-16 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago.
The VAP Test is the only advanced 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, apoAI, and the apoB/apoAI ratio, making the VAP Test the only lipid profile that routinely reports all three lipoprotein parameters considered necessary by the American Diabetes Association and American College of Cardiology. The advanced lipid profile also identifies markers of metabolic syndrome, often associated with early diabetes.
Members of Atherotech's Medical Advisory Board and NLA Scientific Sessions program chairs, Michael H. Davidson, M.D., and Peter P. Toth, M.D., Ph.D., will lead colleagues at the Third Annual NLA Summit on HDL Therapeutics. The May 14 program will assess current HDL-C therapy options as well as those in development and discuss insight from recent clinical trials.
"Much is to be learned at this year's NLA gathering, including new research, ways to advance the public's knowledge of lipids and therapeutic advances in lipidology," said Toth, a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and president of the Midwest Lipid Association.
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.
"Physicians and lipidologists can learn firsthand the power of the VAP Cholesterol Test and how it provides a much greater predictive value for cardiovascular disease," Atherotech Chief Medical Officer Michael E. Cobble, M.D. said.