Atherotech's VAP Cholesterol Test Available Through Duke University Health System.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 2003
Atherotech Inc., a leading cardiodiagnostic company and specialty reference laboratory, today announced that it has been added to Duke University Health System's list of approved reference laboratories for the purpose of making the VAP (Value Added Process) An executable program in a NetWare 2.x server. Starting with NetWare 3.x, VAPs were replaced by NLMs. See NetWare. (TM) (Vertical Auto Profile) Cholesterol Test Cholesterol Test Definition
The cholesterol test is a quantitative analysis of the cholesterol levels in a sample of the patient's blood. Total serum cholesterol (TC) is the measurement routinely taken. available to its medical staff.
The agreement allows physicians from Duke's affiliated hospitals and clinics throughout North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. and southern Virginia to administer the VAP Test, an expanded cholesterol test designed to improve the identification of people at risk for heart disease.
Richard B. Lanman, M.D., Atherotech's chief medical officer, said, "We are honored that the VAP Test now is available through one of the leading medical institutions in North Carolina and the country. Physicians and patients at these centers now have access to important diagnostic information for the detection of risk for cardiovascular disease at an affordable price."
John R. Guyton, M.D., director of the Lipid Clinic at Duke University Hospital, said, "There are two primary challenges in connection with coronary heart disease coronary heart disease: see coronary artery disease.
coronary heart disease
or ischemic heart disease
Progressive reduction of blood supply to the heart muscle due to narrowing or blocking of a coronary artery (see atherosclerosis). . The first is the early detection of people at risk for disease. The second is the identification of the most effective therapy to treat the disease process. The VAP Test is an important technology that addresses both of these key goals, and I am pleased that it will be available to Duke physicians and patients."
According to Dr. Lanman, the VAP Test provides direct, detailed measurements of cholesterol subclasses that play important roles in the development of heart disease. The test measures primary and secondary targets of therapy and emerging risk factors for heart disease as contained in updated National Cholesterol Education Program The National Cholesterol Education Program is a program managed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Its goal is to reduce increased cardiovascular disease rates due to hypercholesterolemia (elevated cholesterol Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines.
It requires a small blood sample, which is sent to Atherotech's CDC-NHLBI certified laboratory in Birmingham for processing. Results are returned to physicians within 72 hours and can be accessed online via the company's Web site.
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Atherotech, a leading cardiodiagnostic company and specialty reference laboratory, is dedicated to improving the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases that kill nearly 1 million people each year. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.thevaptest.com.