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Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Most patients think of cholesterol in two forms -- low density lipoproteins (LDL) and high density lipoproteins (HDL). LDL has always been associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease because of its tendency to easily attach to artery walls, causing atherosclerosis. But recent research strengthens the case for measuring a third component, low density lipoproteins particles (LDL-P), as a driver of plaque buildup and stronger biomarker of cardiovascular disease risk.