Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein (OxLDL) (636)

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Test Type: 1.0 mL serum
Stability Time:

7 days

Reference Range:

Optimal: <1.30 mg/dL
Borderline: 1.30-1.60 mg/dL
Increased Risk: >1.60 mg/dL


Oxidized Low Density Lipoprotein is considered to be an important independent driving factor of atherosclerosis. OxLDL is readily taken up by macrophages and is converted to cholesterol-rich foam cells, leading in turn to the fatty streaks and lipid-rich plaques, which are the hallmark of atherosclerosis.

Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric assay.

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

Patient Preparation: 8-12 hour fast prior to collection is recommended. Patient may drink water, black coffee or tea only (no dairy or sugar).

Collection Instructions:

Preferred Specimen: 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in serum separator tube (SST/Tiger Top).

Alternate Specimen: 1.0 mL EDTA plasma (0.5 mL minimum) collected in plasma separator tube (Pearl Top)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)

Stability: 7 days at room temperature