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LDL cholesterol

Name LDL cholesterol
Categories clinical chemistry
Specimen requirements 1 ml of serum
Procedure remarks Take the blood sample with the patient sitting or lying down;
12 h without food intake;
vein stasis for 1 min max.
Methodology photometry
Reference ranges In case of fewer than two risk factors: < 4.2 mmol/l
In case of two or more risk factors: < 3.4 mmol/l
In case of coronary heart disease and diabetes mellitus: < 2.6 mmol/l
Target value during therapy (according to the IMPROVE-IT study): < 1.82 mmol/l
Diagnostic recommendation total cholesterol
HDL cholesterol