Cardiovascular Health: Oxidised LDL Serum Fasting (code 4029)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
Small dense LDL particles are especially atherogenic and have been linked to an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). These particles penetrate the arterial wall more easily and readily bind with intimal proteoglycans, which may further increase the susceptibility of the lipoprotein to oxidation.
This test measures levels of oxidised low-density lipoproteins using a highly sensitive and specific analysis. This test is low-density lipoproteins (LDL), the major carrier of circulating cholesterol, are very susceptible to oxidation. It is seen that elevated oxidised LDL is associated with accelerated atherogenesis, CAD, acute myocardial infarction, stable and unstable angina and metabolic syndrome.



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Cardiovascular Health: Oxidised LDL Serum Fasting (code 4029)

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