Low density lipoprotein (LDL) is involved in cholesterol transport to peripheral cells. LDL-cholesterol contributes to atherosclerotic plaque formation and is strongly associated with coronary heart disease.

Reference Ranges

Desirable< 100 mg/dL< 2.59 mmol/L
Above optimal100 – 129 mg/dL2.59 – 3.34 mmol/L
Borderline high risk130 – 159 mg/dL3.37 – 4.12 mmol/L
High risk160 – 189 mg/dL4.14 – 4.89 mmol/L
Very high risk> 190 mg/dL> 4.92 mmol/L
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

For information on clinical relevance, please refer to the package insert.


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