% Small Dense LDL Cholesterol

% Small Dense LDL Cholesterol

Other names: Percent Small Dense LDL-Cholesterol, Percentage Small Dense LDL, sdLDL, sdLDL-C, %sdLDL, %sdLDL-C
Specimen: Blood



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The predominance of small, dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is now recognized as a serious cardiovascular risk factor by the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel. Research showed that the predominance of small, dense LDL is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).
% sdLDL-C is calculated by dividing small dense LDL number by LDL number, then multiplied by 100. The formula is: %sdLDL-C = (sdLDL-C/LDL-C)x100.
There is a strong genetic factor in having high small dense LDL and elevated ApoB. These traits are seen in families exhibiting hyperlipidemia.