AMS offers a complete cholesterol test that measures the amount of LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. High cholesterol levels are a significant risk for factor for heart disease, including heart attacks. Cholesterol can build up as plaque in your arteries and lead to a serious condition known as atherosclerosis (narrow or clogged arteries). The American Heart Association now recommends regular cholesterol tests for anyone over 20 years of age. If your family has a history of heart disease or obesity, your physician will most likely recommend you get a blood test for cholesterol. We also can measure not only the levels of cholesterol, but also the lipid particle size, which may be an increased risk factor. If you have high LDL or triglyceride levels, you physician may recommend weight loss, changes in diet, or the use of statins to lower harmful cholesterol.
Important Facts about Cholesterol:
AMS Medical Laboratories not only offers the traditional cholesterol test (the typical one which most physicians utilize when checking a patient’s cholesterol levels), but we also offer the new, state-of-the-art advanced cholesterol panel that measures the exact amount of LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol and triglyceride particles in the body! This test is much more accurate than the traditional cholesterol panel which has been utilized since the 1970’s, which is in fact only AN ESTIMATE of total cholesterol numbers. In addition, it can be determined exactly what types of cholesterol particles exist, and whether or not there is a hereditary tendency toward cardiovascular disease. This advanced and highly accurate test can assist a patient and the physician on the exact type of supplementation, diet and/or medication that best treats the specific type of cardiovascular risk. The new advanced comprehensive lipid panel available from AMS Medical Laboratories is a necessary tool for patients and physicians alike, allowing precise and comprehensive treatment and prevention of cardiovascular issues. Ask your physician for the ADVANCED COMPREHENSIVE LIPID PANEL testing available from AMS Medical Laboratories which is covered by your insurance providers, Medicare and Medicaid! AMS Medical Laboratories is committed to offering physicians and health care providers the most advanced, state-of-the-art testing available.