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NMR Lipoprofile
NMR Lipoprofile
 
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What is the NMR LipoProfile®?

The NMR LipoProfile test is an advanced cardiovascular diagnostic test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to uniquely provide rapid, simultaneous and direct measurement of LDL particle number and size of LDL particles, as well as direct measurement of HDL and VLDL subclasses. This detailed lipoprotein particle information allows clinicians to make more effective individualized treatment decisions than previously possible based on standard lipid panel testing. The atherosclerotic culprit is LDL particle number, not LDL cholesterol.

Why Should I Order the LipoProfile Test?

The NMR LipoProfile test provides a more accurate picture of cardiovascular (CVD) risk than the standard lipid panel. Each year, heart attacks kill more than 8 times as many women than breast cancer and 15 times as many men than prostate cancer. According to a major study, 50% of the people who suffered a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels.

For some, higher cholesterol levels are needed. The NMR LipoProfile shows if the elevation increased your risk of CVD and helps decide if medication is actually needed in your specific case. If your cholesterol is normal, being lowered by treatments like diet, exercise, or medication; or you have any of the conditions listed below, the NMR LipoProfle test may be right for you:

  • Diabetes
  • Previous heart attack
  • Family history of heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Cardiometabolic risk
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Low HDL
  • High triglycerides


What's Being Tested:

  • Insulin resistance (prediabetes) markers
  • Lipoprotein particle number
  • Lipoprotein subfractions
  • Standard cholesterol panel (total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides)
  • Understanding your NMR LipoProfile results

Fasting: 10-12 hours

Specimen: Blood (Draw Location | How It Works | FAQs)


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