Healthy Blood Vessels – The Advanced Lipid Panel with Lp(a)
Tested biomarkers include:
Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Cholesterol/HDL Ratio, Non- HDL Cholesterol, Lipoprotein (a), Apolipoprotein B, LDL Particle Number, Peak Size, Pattern, HDL Large, LDL Small & Medium
This collection of labs is known as an Advanced Lipid Panel. This comprehensive cholesterol test includes all of the tests in the fasting lipid panel plus both the LDL and HDL subclasses. The Advanced Lipid Panel takes it even further by directly measuring LDL, the LDL particle number, and LDL pattern type. This test will also measure Lipoprotein (a), also called Lp(a). Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have Lp(a), a dangerous modified LDL particle. Lipoprotein(a) Lp(a) is a cholesterol‐rich, LDL‐like particle that is independently associated with an increased risk for ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and stroke.1
1 FERRETTI, G, BACCHETTI, T, JOHNSTON, TP, ET. AL. LIPOPROTEIN(A): A MISSING CULPRIT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ATHERO‐THROMBOSIS?JOURNAL OF CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY. APRIL 2018: VOL 223:ISSUE 4, PAGES 2966-2981.