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Lipid Profile (Direct LDL)

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    LDL stands for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The Direct LDL test helps to determine the risk of developing heart disease. It also helps to monitor the ongoing treatment of heart diseases. It determines the levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The Direct LDL test is done: • In case of high levels of triglycerides • In case of conditions that affect the accuracy of calculated levels of LDL.

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The risk factors for high cholesterol levels include high low-density cholesterol, smoking, obesity, an unhealthy diet, staying physically inactive, old age, hypertension, having a family history of premature heart disease, already having heart disease or history of heart attack, diabetes or prediabetes.
    LDL-C which is low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is also known as bad cholesterol as it deposits the excess of cholesterol in the walls of the blood vessels. This deposition can cause atherosclerosis.
    The foods that can cause high cholesterol levels include foods that are high in unhealthy fats i.e. saturated fats. The examples include deep-fried fast foods, processed foods such as biscuits and pastries, junk foods such as hamburgers, and pizza; coconut oil, butter, etc.
    Increasing levels of triglycerides can cause inaccuracy in the calculation of levels of LDL. Conditions that can affect the accuracy of levels of LDL include liver cirrhosis. In such cases, a beta quantification test is advised.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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