Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you and requires a blood draw.
Fasting Required: Yes – Overnight (6 hour minimum)
It is your responsibility to arrange the blood draw for your kit.
Special Instructions: Ship to lab Monday-Thursday only. Specimen must be drawn before breakfast. Non-Fasting collections can cause deviations in results
Results: 7-10 Business Days
Oxidized LDL can produce inflammation in arteries that supply blood to your organs and other tissues, promoting atherosclerosis and increasing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Once LDL becomes oxidized, it goes directly to the inner lining (endothelium) of any artery in the body, including the carotid artery, coronary artery, or the arteries that supply your legs and arms with blood.
Elevated levels of are associated with accelerated atherogenesis (forming lesions in artery walls), CAD (coronary artery disease), acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), metabolic syndrome, impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance, stable and unstable angina (chest pain) and untreated overt hypothyroidism. It’s important to note that total cholesterol levels are not necessarily higher than normal in patients with unstable CAD.
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.