Word on "The Street" my lab results are in!
And no, this is "Not" my real Doctor!
The VAP Lipid Profile
LDL Cholesterol 218 (<130) up from 150 (a little high)
HDL Cholesterol 104 (>=40) down from 116 - excellent
VLDL Cholesterol 16 (<30) excellent
Cholesterol, Total 339 (<200) up from 275 (high)
Triglycerides 48 mg/dL (<150) down from 46 - excellent
Non HDL Chol. (LDL+VLDL) 234 (<160) high
apoB100-calc 135 (<109) high
LDL-R (Real)-C 194 (<100) high
Lp(a) Cholesterol 12.0 (<10) high
IDL Cholesterol 12 (<20) awesome
Remnant Lipo. (IDL+VLDL3) 21 <30 awesome
Probable Metabolic Syndrome No [!!]
HDL-2 (Most Protective) 36 (>15) excellent
HDL-3 (Less Protective) 69 (>25) excellent
VLDL-3 (Small Remnant) 9 (<10) excellent
LDL1 Pattern A 28.7 *
LDL2 Pattern A 91.7
LDL3 Pattern B 66.7
LDL4 Pattern B 7.2
LDL Density Pattern A excellent
HA1C 5.6 borderline high
Estimated glucose = 114 - just "ok" on this one
All about the VAP:
The VAP is a new test. (link)
When Nurses say a test is "new," that usually means
we've been aware of it for 10 years or less!
It measures specific forms of Cholesterol.
VAP stands for Vertical Auto Profile.
All the little blood cells are lined up in a tube - vertically.
And the most dense ones sink to the bottom.
Hence the name LOW Density Lipoproteins.
That's your LDL.
Turns out, there are many types of LDL.
The VAP distinguishes the different types.
Some are less dense than others.
The less - dense ones tend to float higher in the vertical tube.
Less dense is good!
Now you know all about the VAP!
All about the HbA1C:
And the H-A1C is a test for blood sugar. (link)
I am not Diabetic.. BUT I've had many recent readings
(glucose - via glucometer) in the 130 - 190 range... soooooo.....
They call this test "The 7% Solution" - but not the Sherlock Holmes type!
The idea is that Red Blood Cells live about 120 days..
and as the blood "sugar" goes up - or down,
(It's really glucose - not "just" "sugar")
so does the percentage of RBC's with the higher or lower Blood Glucose.
In the form of Glycation - of Red Blood Cells. (link)
Each 1% change in the A1C is about 35 mg/dl of blood glucose.
Now. We only have so much Blood Glucose at any given time.
But that is another story for another day.
SO now you know about as much as I do - about the lipids and VAP!