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Test ID: NMRV
LDL and HDL Particle Concentration NMR, Plasma

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Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

TOTAL LDL PARTICLE CONCENTRATION

< or =15 years: not established

Adults (> or =16 years):

<1,000 nmol/L (optimal)

1,000-1,299 nmol/L (near or above optimal)

1,300-1,599 nmol/L (borderline high)

1,600-2,000 nmol/L (high)

>2,000 nmol/L (very high)

 

SMALL LDL PARTICLE CONCENTRATION

< or =15 years: not established

Adults (> or =16 years):

<117 nmol/L (optimal)

117-526 nmol/L (intermediate)

527-839 nmol/L (borderline high)

>839 nmol/L (high)

 

TOTAL HDL PARTICLE CONCENTRATION

< or =15 years: not established

Adults (> or =16 years):

<26.7 mcmol/L (low)

26.7-34.9 mcmol/L (intermediate)

>34.9 mcmol/L (optimal)

 

LARGE HDL PARTICLE CONCENTRATION

< or =15 years: not established

Adults (> or =16 years):

<3.1 mcmol/L (low)

3.1-7.3 mcmol/L (intermediate)

>7.3 mcmol/L (optimal)

 

Small LDL, Total HDL and Large HDL Particle Concentrations were validated by LipoScience and the CVLM laboratory at the Mayo Clinic. NMR spectra are generated at Mayo Clinic, 200 First St., Rochester, MN 55905 and results calculated  by Liposcience, Inc., 2500 Sumner Boulevard, Raleigh NC 27616.

 

Interpretation of LDL lipoprotein concentration should be conducted within the context of standard lipid profile results (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, calculated LDL cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol).



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