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Lipoprotein

What is Lipoprotein?

Lipoprotein (a) (Lp[a]) consists of an LDL particle that is covalently bound to an additional protein, apolipoprotein (a) (Apo[a]). Apo(a) has high-sequence homology with the coagulation factor plasminogen and, like LDL, Lp(a) contains apolipoprotein B100 (ApoB). Lp(a) is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic stroke, and aortic valve stenosis. Lp(a) has been referred to as "the most atherogenic lipoprotein." The mechanism of increased risk is unclear but most likely involves progression of atherosclerotic stenosis via intimal deposition of cholesterol and promotion of thrombosis via homology to plasminogen.

Preparation for Lipoprotein

No special preparation is needed for Lipoprotein. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Lipoprotein. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

Price for Lipoprotein

Average price range of the test is between Rs.350 to Rs.1200 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

Normal values for Lipoprotein

The normal result for Lipoprotein for HDL Cholesterol is 40 - 49 mg/dll for Male gender and for All age groups, 50 - 59meq/dl for Female gender and for All age groups. LDL Cholesterol is < 100 mEq/dl for Unisex gender and for All age groups. VLDL Cholesterol is 2 TO 30 mg/dl for Unisex gender and for All age groups. Apolipoprotein A1 is > 120 mg/dl for Male gender and for All age groups, > 140 mg/dl for Female gender and for All age groups. Apolipoprotein B is < 130 mg/dl for Unisex gender and for All age groups.

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