Effective immediately, VAP Cholesterol testing has been discontinued. Atherotech, the laboratory performing this test, recently abruptly ceased operations.
The NMR Lipoproteins test available through Mayo is clinically comparable to the VAP Cholesterol test. See the following link to an item on appropriate utilization of lipid tests published in the June 2015 newsletter at a time when Mayo discontinued the NMR Lipoproteins test (“NMR Lipoprotein Profile Test Discontinued” page 4). This test has since been reinstated by Mayo.