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LipoScan & Oxidated LDL


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Common cholesterol testing may not reveal your real risk of heart attack and stroke…

Did you know that regular LDL/HDL cholesterol tests are only a rough indicator and can fail to spot high-risk cholesterol levels, while returning misleading warnings for healthy people?

LipoScan: your unique ‘cholesterol fingerprint’

The diagnostic test that reveals your true cholesterol risk. The LipoScan test is a detailed and unique profile of the cholesterol in your blood. This helps your doctor plan further treatment or dietary adjustments to protect your cardiac health – and your future.

The LipoScan test reveals your true cholesterol risk by going deeper than ordinary tests and analysing LDL ‘sub-fractions’. LDL sub-fractions are a type of fat particle in your blood. These particles are absorbed by cells in the blood vessel wall and may contribute to arterial plaque build-up or coronary artery disease. LDL sub-fractions can conceal a high-risk cholesterol problem – even when your overall level of LDL cholesterol is “normal.”

The LDL particles measured with the LipoScan test are divided into seven different classes (see scale at top of the graphic). Only classes 3 – 7 represent a higher risk, whereas the other low-risk classes can cause a misleading high positive result in a conventional test.

Conventional cholesterol testing can’t detect this potentially dangerous condition and, until now, more detailed tests have been costly and hard to find.


What is Oxidated LDL?

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (known as the “bad cholesterol”) can become oxidised when it reacts with free radicals in the body. Oxidised LDL is therefore less stable and more likely to cause damage to surrounding tissues, most notably the endothelial tissue which lines our blood vessels. In an attempt to repair this tissue damage, the body launches an inflammatory response by sending inflammatory chemicals such as macrophages and platelets to the site of the vessel. The atherosclerotic plaque forms when lipid particles, especially small dense LDL cholesterol accumulate at the site of inflammation – eventually slowing or completely restricting blood flow and leading to a variety of health conditions and possibly heart attack or stroke.


What will this test tell me?

The Oxidated-LDL Test offers analysis of arteriosclerosis risk and possible therapy through the identification of oxidised LDL cholesterol particles, determining your actual cardiovascular risk.

Once you know your level of oxidised LDL, you will know the potential progress of endothelial damage – which can eventually lead to a heart attack and other conditions, including stroke. After taking the ImuPro Oxidated LDL test, you can take any necessary action to reduce any health risks.

The Oxi-LDL test is a great add-on to the LipoScan test, with both tests able to be done together to give you a greater picture of your health.

We recommend taking this test as part of our LipoScan Concept bundle.