Cardio-Metabolic Testing (LPP Plus)

CARDIO-METABOLIC TESTING  KIT SAMPLE 

LPP® Plus Profile (Cardio-Metabolic Testing)  

  • Lipoprotein Fractionation
  • Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
  • Total Cholesterol
  • Total LDL Particles
  • Total HDL Particles
  • Triglycerides
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • hs-CRP
  • Homocysteine
  • Apolipoprotein A-1
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • Insulin

Cholesterol has historically been used as the standard indicator for cardiovascular disease, often being classified as “good” (HDL) or “bad” (LDL). Studies have found that it is actually the lipoprotein particles that carry the cholesterol throughout the blood, not the cholesterol within them, that are responsible for key steps in plaque formation and the development of cardiovascular disease. The small, dense, cholesterol-depleted particles impart the highest risk, as does a higher number of these lipoproteins. Standard cholesterol testing does not tell us enough about the particle types—or subgroups—of each of these LDL and HDL families;  therefore, it misses the earliest opportunity to prevent adverse cardiovascular events, when it’s easiest to treat.

Why is it important to know lipoprotein numbers?

Cardiovascular risk increases with a higher LDL particle count. With a higher non-HDL count, the probability of particle penetration of the arterial walls rises, regardless of the total amount of cholesterol contained in each particle. 

More than 30% of the population has cholesterol-depleted LDL, a condition in which a patient’s cholesterol may be “normal” but their lipoprotein particle number, and hence their actual risk, could be much higher than expected. This is especially common in people whose triglycerides are high or HDL is low. In the population with a cholesterol-depleted LDL, there can be up to a 40% error in risk assessment. 

Cholesterol has historically been used as the standard indicator for cardiovascular disease, often being classified as “good” (HDL) or “bad” (LDL). Studies have found that it is actually the lipoprotein particles that carry the cholesterol throughout the blood, not the cholesterol within them, that are responsible for key steps in plaque formation and the development of cardiovascular disease. The small, dense, cholesterol-depleted particles impart the highest risk, as does a higher number of these lipoproteins.

Standard cholesterol testing does not tell us enough about the particle types—or subgroups—of each of these LDL and HDL families; therefore, it misses the earliest opportunity to prevent adverse cardiovascular events, when it’s easiest to treat.

Up to 50% of those who have suffered heart attacks had “normal” cholesterol numbers.

How can the large discrepancy between accurate diagnosis and standard cholesterol testing be prevented? Simply by testing the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) particle numbers using the Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP®) from SpectraCell Laboratories.

Why is LPP® (Cardio-Metabolic Testing more clinically useful?

Because there are two issues: (1) assessing risk and (2) how best to treat it. LPP® addresses both. While both NMR and LPP® report lipoprotein particles, NMR-derived particle numbers only identify patients at high risk of heart disease, while Spectracell’s LPP® identifies high-risk patients and reports data on how to best treat the patient. This is key because the most effective course of treatment depends on which specific lipoprotein is elevated. In fact, research suggests that NMR lipoprotein particle reports are no more clinically useful than standard lipid or apolipoprotein cholesterol tests. 

Measuring the lipoprotein subgroups is the only way to evaluate new risk factors, which is crucial for an accurate assessment of cardiovascular risk—according to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP).

NCEP Risk Factors:

  • Small, dense LDL: these atherogenic particles are easily oxidized and penetrate the arterial endothelium to form plaque
  • Lp(a): this small, dense LDL is involved in thrombosis
  • RLP (Remnant Lipoprotein): is very atherogenic, has a similar composition and density of plaque, is believed to be a building block of plaque and does not need to be oxidized like other LDL particles
  • HDL2b: positively correlates with heart health because it is an indicator of how well excess lipids are removed

Total serum cholesterol analysis is useful in the diagnosis of hyperlipoproteinemia, atherosclerosis, hepatic and thyroid diseases, as well as the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Know Your Numbers!

Every year, about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is about 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

Testing is FASTING

WHY ORDER FROM NUTRITIONALLY YOURS?

1. We will mail your test kit to you right away – NOTE: REQUISITION FORMS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU SEPARATELY. YOU WILL NEED BOTH TO DO THE BLOOD DRAW. 
2. We will provide you with a list of labs, nearby to draw the blood
3. Test results are emailed to you with a comprehensive protocol from our clinic.
4. We are available via email for all questions alanepndsupport@gmail.com
5. Great customer service! We are here to serve you on your journey to better health and wellness!

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 CARDIO-METABOLIC TESTING KIT SAMPLE

Our Cardio-Metabolic Testing Kit provides valuable information for YOU and YOUR health.

It is not simply about cholesterol – there are many other values to look at.

Know YOUR metabolism, Know YOUR cardio-metabolic health

$290.00