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Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (Direct) Test

LDL Cholesterol, Direct
$29.00
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Specimen Type: Blood

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Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (Direct) Test

The Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (direct) test is used to evaluate a person's risk for heart diseaseLDL is often referred to as the "bad" cholesterol because it carries cholesterol into the arteries.  With a standard Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test, the LDL measurement is calculated using a person's Total Cholesterol, HDL, and Triglycerides.  However, for people with elevated Triglyceride levels, their LDL calculation may not be accurate.  In these cases, a direct measurement of a person's LDL can be more effective.  Unlike a Lipid Panel, this test does not require fasting prior to blood collection.

An LDL (direct) test is typically ordered when a person has been shown to have high Triglyceride levels which can affect the accuracy of their LDL measurement in a standard Lipid Panel.

The turnaround time for a LDL Cholesterol (direct) test is typically 1 business day.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

The LDL test has no fasting requirements. LDL may decrease with acute illness, accident or surgery or increase during pregnancy. It is recommended that those people wait 6 weeks before testing.

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