LIPID PROFILE, BASIC
The lipid profile components are useful in the detection, classification and monitoring of patients with hyperlipidemia.
LDL CHOLESTEROL, DIRECT
LDL cholesterol is referred to as the “Bad Cholesterol”. Used to assess the risk of CAD and to decide the treatment. It’s increase is directly related with the risk of CAD.
Increasing concentrations of Total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol are both correlated with increasing risk of cardiovascular disease. The levels are used to monitor response to cholesterol lowering therapy.
HDL CHOLESTEROL, DIRECT
HDL cholesterol is referred to as the “Good Cholesterol”. This test is used to assess the risk of Coronary artery disease (CAD) and diagnosis of various lipoproteinemias. It is inversely related to the risk of CAD. For every 1 mg/dL decrease in HDL risk of CAD increases by 2–3%.