Direct Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) (222)

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Test Type: 1.0 mL serum Kit Based


LDL-C is a measure of the amount of cholesterol in the atherogenic low-density lipoproteins. The direct measurement of LDL-C is not affected by non-fasting state. Values are somewhat higher than calculated LDL-C.

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

8-12 hour fast prior to collection.  Patient may drink water only.  (If ordered as part of a stand-alone test, fasting is not required.)


Collection Instructions:

1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in serum separator tube (SST/Tiger Top)

Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)