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malondialdehyde (MDA)

Name malondialdehyde (MDA)
Specimen requirements 1 ml of EDTA plasma
Methodology HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography)
Reference ranges Unremarkable: < 1.0 µmol/l,
Elevated lipid peroxidation: 1.0-1.5 µmol/l,
Elevated risk of artherosclerosis: > 1.5 µmol/l
Diagnostic recommendation marker for lipid peroxidation
Remarks Testing currently takes place in a contract laboratory