CHOLESTEROL (LIPOPROTEIN PARTICLE PROFILE)
High numbers of small, dense LDL particles can ultimately cause cardiovascular disease. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has identified new lipoprotein risk factors to help identify potential heart attack victims with these “normal” numbers. The new risk factors, Remnant Lipoprotein (RLP), Small Dense LDL, Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a), and HDL 2b & 3, will not show up in a standard cholesterol test. The first three lipoproteins are high in 25% of the population, while the last, the “good” HDL types, large, buoyant particles that pick up excess cholesterol from the blood, is low in 25% of the population but those who haven’t had the LPP™ test do not know whether they are at risk.
The Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP™) Panel consists of the following:
- Lipoprotein Particle Numbers
- Lipoprotein (a)
- Lipid Panel, including Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Yes, you must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.
No, you do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Sethi labs.
Walk-in appointments are available.
We recommend you share your results with your physician.