Cardiology
Cardiology
Additional Information

NMR LipoProfile (PDF)

Clinical Application

  • Assess a patient’s risk for heart disease and stroke
  • Diagnose cardiovascular disease
  • Monitor disease progression and response to therapies

Scientific Leadership

NMR LipoProfile®

  • In addition to conventional lipids tests, the NMR LipoProfile measures LDL particle number (LDL-P), a strong, independent predictor of coronary heart disease as well as providing conventional particle size. 1,2
  • Traditional lipid values alone may not identify all patients at risk for lipid-related heart disease. 1,2

Confidence

  • Flexible options for test ordering and result reporting, including Web-based services for convenient, timely access to results
  • A national network of specimen collection sites and dedicated courier and logistics services for convenient patient access
  • MD and PhD specialists on staff and available for consultation
  • A commitment to measuring quality and performance at every level of the testing process—from specimen pickup and wait times at specimen collection sites to result turnaround and resolution of client concerns

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References

  1. Cromwell WC, Otvos JD. Low-density lipoprotein particle number and risk for cardiovascular disease. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2004;6:381-387.
  2. Otvos JD, Jeyarajah EJ, Cromwell WC. Measurement issues related to lipoprotein heterogeneity. Am J Cardiol. 2002;90(suppl):22i-29i.