LDL Cholesterol

Highly specific Clearance method for HDL-C detection

Clinical Significance

Accurate measurement of LDL-Cholesterol is of vital importance in therapies which focus on lipid reduction to prevent atherosclerosis or reduce its progress and to avoid plaque rupture.

It is recommended a patient get tested when aged 40; as part of a routine CV health check; if they are already thought to be at risk of CVD for another reason; or to monitor their response to treatments which lower LDL Cholesterol.  Additionally:

 

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is one of the five major groups of lipoproteins that enable transport of multiple different fat molecules, including cholesterol.  It is often informally referred to as the bad cholesterol.

Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) are synthesised in the liver by the action of various Lipolytic enzymes on triglyceride rich Very Low Density Lipoproteins (VLDLs). Specific LDL receptors exist to facilitate the elimination of LDL from plasma by liver parenchymal cells. It has been shown that most of the cholesterol stored in atherosclerotic plaques originates from LDL. For this reason the LDL-Cholesterol concentration is considered to be the most important clinical predictor, of all single parameters, with respect to coronary atherosclerosis.

Key Features of Randox LDL Cholesterol

 

Quality Control

RIQAS EQA Scheme

 

Quality Control

 

Calibrators

 

Ordering information

CH1384 R1 3 x 2.5L R2 1 x 2.5L
CH2656 R1 6 x 78ml R2 3 x 52ml
CH2657 R1 6 x 30ml R2 3 x 20ml
CH2850 160T (Dimension)
CH3841 R1 3 x 51ml R2 3 x 20ml
CH9702 R1 6 x 20ml R2 2 x 20ml
CH8032 R1 4 x 19.2ml R2 4 x 8.2ml
CH8312 R1 4 x 20ml R2 4 x 9ml

Applications are available for a large range of clinical chemistry analysers. Contact us for more information.


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