LDL P (Low-density Lipoprotein Particle Number) Test

Low-density Lipoprotein Particle Number


Test Code: 123828
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

LDL P (Low-density Lipoprotein Particle Number) Test

This test measures the level of Low-Density Lipoprotein Particles (LDL-P) in a blood sample.  LDL is also known as the "bad" cholesterol.  Generally, higher LDL indicates a greater risk of heart disease.  However, while a standard cholesterol test measure the amount of LDL, it does not look at the number of LDL particles.  Studies have shown that a person's LDL particle number can be a greater indicator of their risk for cardiovascular disease than the LDL level by itself.

An LDL-P test is sometimes ordered along with or as a follow-up to a Lipid Panel Cholesterol test when a person has a family history of heart disease.  It can also be ordered periodically to monitor a person's response to cholesterol medication.  

LDL-P is also included as part of an NMR Lipoprofile test.  The NMR is a comprehensive cholesterol test that includes a variety of measurements including LDL particle number and particle size. 

Turnaround for this test is typically 1-3 business days.  

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:

This test requires fasting for 12-14 hours prior to specimen collection.

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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.

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