The VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) Cholesterol test provides a more comprehensive assessment than the standard cholesterol test. It measures 22 different components of cholesterol and may identify risks that cannot be seen with the conventional test. The VAP tests provides a range of cholesterol sub-classes that can serve as a powerful tool in the fight of cardiovascular disease.
The VAP Cholesterol test separates out the different sizes of lipoprotein molecules by density or by size and electrical charge. People with a higher percentage of small dense LDL molecules may be at a higher risk of atherosclerosis than those with a higher percentage of larger molecules.