CHOLESTEROL, LDL, oxidised

CHOLESTEROL, LDL, oxidised
P-ox-LDL ATK 7068

LDL-cholesterol can be converted into its oxidised form in the body. Oxidised LDL-cholesterol causes plaque formation on the inner surface of blood vessels, which weakens blood flow and may lead to thrombosis.

Indications

Assessment of risk for cardiovascular diseases, development of atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome.

Preparation

Blood sample. Normal eating and drinking is allowed prior to sampling.

Sample

1 mL of EDTA or lithium heparin plasma or serum

Storage and delivery

Delivery at room temperature on the sampling day. Store refrigerated over the weekend, ship at room temperature.

Method

ELISA

Turnaround time

10 – 15 weekdays

Reference ranges

< 45 U/L low risk (recommended value)
45 – 59 U/L moderate risk
60 – 79 U/L high risk
> 79 U/L very high risk

Inquiries

martin.tornudd@milalab.fi