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Cholesterol, VLDL

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code
Test group Cholesterol
Container type
Sample type
Normal range
Synonyms very low density lipoprotein; VLDL cholesterol
Additional information The calculated result for VLDL is not reported by the laboratory but can be estimated by dividing the triglyceride value by 5 (triglyceride/5; also see the calculation for LDL Cholesterol). When triglycerides exceed 400 mg/dL, this calculation may overestimate the VLDL and should not be used. Precise measurement may require ultracentrifugation if the triglyceride level exceeds 400 mg/dL.
Last Updated 11/12/2013 8:44:13 AM
Entry Number 195
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