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The NMR LipoProfile® test is a blood test which has been shown in numerous clinical studies to be superior to LDL-cholesterol in predicting coronary heart disease (CHD) events.
The NMR LipoProfile® test uses NMR spectroscopy to measure the actual number of atherogenic LDL particles that build up in the arteries causing heart disease. By knowing how many of these particles are circulating in the blood, a physician can get a more accurate picture of a patient's heart health and, therefore make better patient care decisions.
Without the technology available through the NMR LipoProfile® test, Physicians merely estimate the number of particles by measuring the cholesterol they contain—known as LDL cholesterol (or LDL-C). Patients with a high number of LDL particles (LDL-P) are at increased risk for heart disease, even if they have "normal" LDL cholesterol levels.
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