||07-03-2013 10:39 AM
I'm not sure what "VAP" is... I recently requested a lipoprotein fractionization panel, which may be what you're referring to. This gives triglyceride particle sizes. Is that what you mean?
My results made me pretty happy. I've been supplementing with omega-3s like crazy, and it appears to be paying off. My very small LDL is at the bottom of the range (mine=319, range 313-809). My "large, fluffy" HDL is 7844 on a scale of 5038-17886. I'd like to boost that, if I can.
From current thought, cholesterol ranges are a bit low for women; especially for middle-aged or older women. Cholesterol isn't the culprit - you need cholesterol! In fact, recent observational studies indicate that low cholesterol is a factor in heart disease, not high! Mine is 156 at last check and I'd be happy to see it in the 200s somewhere.
I'm not sure what the cost was for the test. I ordered it through my GP, who was perfectly willing to comply, since he had the appropriate diagnosis code! Evidently insurance will pay for it if it's appropriate to your healthcare plan. I think that might entail something as simple as management or prevention of CVD! a pretty common notation on most peoples' charts, I would think. You might at least query your GP about it. Most of them won't think of it unless they're prompted.