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Quest Diagnostics Moves to Convenient Nonfasting Cholesterol Testing with Improved Method for Assessing Heart ...

, Senior vice president, R&D, Medical, and chief medical officer, Quest Diagnostics. "Fasting for eight to 12 hours visiting a patient service center for a blood draw in the morning is challenging and may deter many patients from participating in lipid testing. Now, millions of people no longer have to go through this process to receive a reliable lipid test result through Quest Diagnostics."

Quest provides diagnostic services to one in three American adults each year, with broad national access for patients through its 2,200 patient service centers, including through its collaborations with Safeway and Walmart, and relationship with half of all physicians and hospitals. Cholesterol testing is among the top 10 most commonly ordered test services Quest provides each year, and is a critical component of strategies to prevent heart attack and stroke.  

Nearly one of every three American adults has high levels of LDL-C, the so-called "bad" cholesterol. Blood levels of LDL-C, as determined by lab tests, can help physicians identify heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke.

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance
148 pages
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

TESTING CHOLESTEROL TESTS Get your cholesterol down to 200 mgs or less and you'll reduce your chances of developing heart disease. That's a statistical fact. But first you need a reliable measurement of your current cholesterol level. Unfortunately, one test's 200 may be another's 190 and still another's 220. Cholesterol levels in the body swing back and forth from day to day, and poor tests can result in false assurances or unneeded alarm. The case for testing got a shot in the ...

Cholesterol Test, A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References Cholesterol Test, A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References


Cholesterol Measurement, Variability in Methods and Test Results : Statement of Kwai-Cheung Chan, Director of Program Evaluation in Physical Systems Areas, Program Evaluation and Methodology Division, Before the Subcommittee on Technology, Committee on Science, House of Representatives
8 pages
Cholesterol Measurement, Variability in Methods and Test Results : Statement of Kwai-Cheung Chan, Director of Program Evaluation in Physical Systems Areas, Program Evaluation and Methodology Division, Before the Subcommittee on Technology, Committee on Science, House of Representatives


Cholesterol Measurement, Test Accuracy and Factors That Influence Cholesterol Levels
69 pages
Cholesterol Measurement, Test Accuracy and Factors That Influence Cholesterol Levels

Consumers should be aware of the potential uncertainty associated with test results produced by these devices, particularly in screening settings. Several studies we reviewed found reclassification rates ranging from 17 to nearly 50 percent One new development in the cholesterol testing arena are home test devices, which measure total cholesterol. While these may prove to be useful, questions about their precision and accuracy should not be overlooked — particularly in light of ...

Cholesterol: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition
558 pages
Cholesterol: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition

“The benefits of the LIFESTREAM cholesterol meter may be improved over time and extended to other health problems because the meter is programmable and configured to perform multiple types of tests. That is, although the meter will be initially configured to perform total cholesterol tests using test strips and human blood samples, it is also configured to perform multiple types of tests using different types of test strips or other test media carrying other types of biological fluid or tissue ...

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Atherotech Expands Birmingham Laboratory Facilities
The expansion comes as Atherotech continues to experience increased demand for its VAP(R) (Vertical Auto Profile) advanced cholesterol test and other clinical laboratory services. "This expansion reflects the success of our growth strategy and is

New Screening Predicts Future Heart Attacks
New Screening Predicts Future Heart Attacks Traditional tests place an emphasis on age, blood pressure, and cholesterol level. The 10-test series puts an emphasis on arterial elasticity and family history. Doctors say the test predicted cardiovascular disease in one-third of the people studied.

Which test should I trust when measuring my body fat?
Recently I got my BMI, lipid profile, cholesterol, etc., tests done and all of them are normal. I have a normal BMI of around 22. However, when I took a body fat test online, it says I have body fat of 38% and I am obese. I am extremely confused,

Liposuction may lead to healthier cholesterol levels
Liposuction may lead to healthier cholesterol levels Liposuction may have more than just cosmetic benefits, as a new study has found that the procedure may improve individual's cholesterol test scores. The findings suggest that the procedure may have some value for patients who have dangerously high

Miraculins in Final Stages of Preparation for PreVu Market Launch
focused on developing and commercializing diagnostic tests and risk assessment technologies for unmet clinical needs, announces that it is in the final preparatory stages for the commercial launch of the PreVu* Non-Invasive Skin Cholesterol Test.