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... AP test result to read back, the doc didn't even know how to read it, as a matter of fact, he didn't even know it was in the file, and after he told me he wanted to send me for blood tests, he looked embarrassed when I told him they should be in the file already! ... (3 replies)
... es like ApoB and Lpa. On various websites they have nicknames for Lpa like "the widow maker" and "heart attack cholesterol". THAT'S a lovely thing for a patient to read! ... (12 replies)
... I strongly agree that the VAP test is so much more useful than a standard lipid test. I still find it odd that doctors prescribe regular tests anymore. ... (3 replies)

... It might depend on your insurance, but I'm pretty sure most cover VAP tests and such. I have an HMO, and basically any blood test my doc wants, they'll pay for, even somewhat obscure blood tests. ... (8 replies)
... More doctors should look into using the advanced cholesterol tests that are available on the market. These tests are a beter indicator of risk of heart disease but doctors seem to be unwilling to use these tests as a standard because they lack knowledge on how to read the results. ... (23 replies)
Vap Results
Feb 14, 2008
... love2fishfork, The results of the VAP test really cannot be compared to the results you had from a typical lipids panel. The VAP direct measurements are more accurate than the other test. ... (6 replies)
... I'm not sure of the actual cost but they claim it is about the same as the routine cholesterol test. One of the down sides is that there are only a handful of labs with the equipment so the samples have to be sent out and it takes a while to get the results. ... (18 replies)
... A regular cholesterol test is very limited in determining heart disease risk. So... regarding your numbers... there is no way to even tell. ... (8 replies)
... Yes you would think that doctors would be up on this. The sad truth is that they are not. In fact from what I've read most cardio specialist are not up to date when it comes to cholesterol and the proper ways to treat the different possible patterns. ... (24 replies)
Statin question
Oct 24, 2006
... Thanks for your response, you made me feel good about my cholesterol count. My doctor was looking at my full blood panel results while we were sitting side by side and the first thing he blurted out was, 'your cholesterol is high'. ... (6 replies)
... Hi jtu, Refusing to give you copies of your test results is a NO NO. You are entitled to copies of any test and their results. Most doctors require that you sign a release to obtain copies, but that is just to cover their butts. ... (11 replies)

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