LDL Cholesterol is a blood test that measure the amount of LDL cholesterol in your blood. LDL cholesterol is often called the “bad” cholesterol because it collects in the walls of your blood vessels, raising your chances of health problems like a heart attack or stroke. But cholesterol isn’t all dangerous. Your body needs it to protect its nerves and make healthy cells and hormones.
If normal serum is observed that is full of triglyceride, it appears milky and this is called hyperlipidemia.
Type 1 of Hyperlipoproteinemia: There is a correlation between lipoproteins and coronary heart disease.
- Enlargement of liver and spleen
- Abdominal pain
- By drinking too much alcohol
Type 2 of Hyperlipoproteinemia: In this type of diabetes, both LDL and HDL levels increase and plasma cholesterol levels increase.
Type 3 of Hyperlipoproteinemia: In this type of disease, the concentration of LDL is low and sometimes normal.
Type 4 of Hyperlipoproteinemia: Plasma cholesterol is normal in patients while triglyceride is increased and the concentration of VLDL is also increased.
Type 5 of Hyperlipoproteinemia: In this type of disease, a creamy layer of chylomicrons forms. Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels also increase. Such patients also have abdominal pain and the level of urea and glucose increases.
Is This Test have other Name:
LDL Cholesterol, LDL Level, Lipid Profile, Lipid Panel.
How The Test is Performed:
A Blood sample Needed.
High LDL Cholesterol:
A blood test can check your LDL, HDL, and total cholesterol levels. It also measures triglycerides, a type of fat that stores extra energy from your diet. High triglyceride levels can make you more likely to have heart problems.
Risks of High LDL Cholesterol:
High LDL cholesterol levels can make you more likely to have problems including:
- Coronary artery disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- Heart disease, including chest pain
- Heart attack
Normal level of LDL Cholesterol is,
|LDL Cholesterol Level||LDL Cholesterol Category|
|Less Than 100 mg/dl||Optimal|
|100 to 129 mg/dl||Above Optimal|
|130 to 159 mg/dl||Borderline High|
|160 to 189 mg/dl||High|
|190 mg or above||Very High|