Cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

Code

1210

Principle

LDL cholesterol is a  key factor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and CHD, while HDL cholesterol has been observed to have a protective effect. Even within the normal range of total cholesterol concentrations, an increase in LDL cholesterol can occur with an associated increased risk for CHD.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Measured, Liquid Selective Detergent