Oxidized LDL (OxLDL) Blood Test

OxLDL, Low Density Lipoprotein


Test Code: 123023
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Oxidized LDL (OxLDL) Blood Test

This test measures the level of Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood.  LDL is often known as "bad" cholesterol.  Higher levels of LDL are associated with the buildup of dangerous plaque in the arteries which can lead to heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.  Oxidized LDL is formed when LDL cholesterol interacts with free radicals in the bloodstream.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that can be formed by the body's normal metabolic processes or through exposure to carcinogens such as tobacco smoke, radiation, air pollution, ultraviolet light, some types of viruses, or various chemicals such as asbestos or radon.  LDL particle size plays a role in oxidation with smaller particles more likely to become oxidized. 

Oxidized LDL can cause inflammation in the blood vessels, increase the buildup of plaque in the arteries, and increase the risk or heart disease and events like a heart attack or stroke.  Factors that can contribute to increased production of oxidized LDL include smoking, high LDL cholesterol, a diet high in transfats, uncontrolled diabetes, kidney disease, and various autoimmune disorders.

An oxidized LDL test is typically ordered along with or as a follow up to a Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test.

Turnaround for this test is typically 5-8 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:

Fasting for 10-12 hours is recommended.

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Oxidized LDL (OxLDL) Blood Test

OxLDL, Low Density Lipoprotein


Test Code: 92769
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Oxidized LDL (OxLDL) Blood Test

This test measures the level of Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood.  LDL is often known as "bad" cholesterol.  Higher levels of LDL are associated with the buildup of dangerous plaque in the arteries which can lead to heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.  Oxidized LDL is formed when LDL cholesterol interacts with free radicals in the bloodstream.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that can be formed by the body's normal metabolic processes or through exposure to carcinogens such as tobacco smoke, radiation, air pollution, ultraviolet light, some types of viruses, or various chemicals such as asbestos or radon.  LDL particle size plays a role in oxidation with smaller particles more likely to become oxidized. 

Oxidized LDL can cause inflammation in the blood vessels, increase the buildup of plaque in the arteries, and increase the risk or heart disease and events like a heart attack or stroke.  Factors that can contribute to increased production of oxidized LDL include smoking, high LDL cholesterol, a diet high in transfats, uncontrolled diabetes, kidney disease, and various autoimmune disorders.

An oxidized LDL test is typically ordered along with or as a follow up to a Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 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:

Fasting for 10-12 hours is recommended.

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