Medical Professionals need BETTER Laboratory Tests
and their patients depend on
laboratory tests to monitor biochemical changes. Information gained
from laboratory tests guide the medical professional in the selection of the
best intervention for each patient.
Longevity Test provides medical professionals
with laboratory evidence of lipid changes in sub-clinical dyslipidemia. Medical professionals
should see a need for the Longevity Test
as they increase the use of nutraceuticals in coronary artery disease
prevention and wellness enhancement. Current laboratory methods for
fractionating LDL and/or HDL cholesterol particles, at times, provide
conflicting results on the same patients. Monitoring changes in the
size distribution of HDL and LDL particles in the blood is crucial to your ability to monitor positive
changes in these particles away from disease and toward longevity.
The Longevity Test
was designed to monitor small but significant changes by comparing pre- and post-
intervention samples in side-by-side testing.
Test uses gradient gel electrophoresis to separate cholesterol containing particles
into specific groups based on particle size.
This separation is accomplished by placing
several microliters of serum or EDTA plasma on a gradient electrophoresis gel.
Electricity is used to cause the cholesterol particles to migrate through the
gel. The gel has the largest pores at the top and the pore size gets
smaller as the sample travels down the gel. After separation, the HDL and LDL
particle size distributions are identified using digital imaging analysis to
measure both the distance traveled and the intensity of the particles.
The HDL and LDL distributions are divided into measurement fractions for analysis.
Test increases the number of
analyzed cholesterol fractions by 500% over
other LDL fractionation tests.