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Cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein

Alternate names:
LDL, LDLC
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:

Patient should be fasting for 12 hours

Notes:

 

LDL is not measured directly, but is calculated using the Friedwald formula:

(LDLC) = (total CHOL) - (HDLC) - (TG/2.2)

This formula cannot be used where TG > 4.5 mmol/L

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

Desirable: < 3.5 mmol/L