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Oxidized LDL with Lipids

OXIDIZED LDL PREDICTS THE PROGRESSION OF HEART DISEASE AND PLAQUE FORMATION IN THE ARTERIES. Research from
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and Journal of Internal Medicine and Circulation confirm that we can finally predict the risk of heart disease, even if symptoms do not present themselves, and in patients with no previous history of heart disease. Oxidized LDL also reveals our needs for heart-healthy antioxidants such as CoQ10. High levels of oxidized LDL is a predictor of plaque formation in arteries, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease.

As the rate of obesity increases throughout the world, there is an alarming rate of insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease, even in children. Oxidized LDL has been shown to be a predictive marker for early signs of atherosclerosis in children, even as young as 6 years of age.

One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is cardiovascular disease. As a result of the increased inflammation associated with RA, there are structural changes in lipoproteins that may potentiate cardiovascular disease. It was shown that increased levels of oxidized LDL have been associated with both subclinical atherosclerosis and inflammatory variables. The same pattern of a high oxidized LDL is seen in depression. The state of lipids is a valuable biomarker in many conditions.

The Oxidative LDL with Lipids is also available as part of our Complete Cardio Profile.

Effects of Oxidized LDL


Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) is implicated in a number of pathologies, as many conditions can be thought of as lipid dysfunction. Unoxidized LDL is used to repair the myelin sheath of nerves, the brain, and aid in healthy cellular membrane formation.
Oxidized LDL impairs function in all these areas. Research associates high oxLDL with conditions like MS, depression and PCOS as well as heart disease.

Oxidized LDL can either be measured by itself, or with a comprehensive cardiovascular profile that helps to assess overall disease risk. The comprehensive profile assesses lipids, metabolic markers, and cardiovascular markers related to nutritional health.

Collection Instructions

Collection Instructions

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BEGIN!

 

  1. Check your kit! If any items are missing or damaged, contact Dunwoody Labs at (678) 736-6374. This kit should include the following:
    • 1 cold pack
    • 1 requisition form
    • 1 biohazard bag with gauze pad
    • 1 silver insulated shipping envelope
    • 1 prepaid shipping label
    • 1 clinical shipping pack (FedEx)
    • 1 transfer pipette
    • 2 Tiger Top SST tubes
    • 1 red-top transfer tube

 

  1. THIS IS A FASTING TEST! Do not consume any food for 12 hours prior to the blood draw.

 

  1. This sample must be frozen once it’s drawn and remain frozen until receipt by Dunwoody Labs. Note: Sample is stable on dry ice for up to 72 hours.


 

SPECIMEN COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Place cold pack in freezer for at least 4-6 hours minimum before shipping.
  2. Collect the two (2) SST tubes provided.
  3. Allow the blood to clot for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge two (2) SST tubes for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Transfer serum from one (1) SST to the red-top transfer tube.
  6. Using a permanent marker, write the patient’s first and last name, date of birth, and date of collection on each sample tube.
  7. Transfer the serum from the centrifuged SST to the provided red-top transfer tube.
  8. Store sample in the freezer until ready to ship.

 

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Make sure the specimen tubes are properly labeled. Due to federal regulations, improperly labeled tubes cannot be processed.
  2. Place the tube(s) inside of the biohazard bag and seal the bag. Do not remove gauze pad.
  3. Complete the Test Requisition Form, fold and place the form within the outer pocket of the biohazard bag.
  4. Place the biohazard bag into the insulated shipping envelope.
  5. Place the cold pack inside the insulated shipping envelope.
  6. Seal the shipping envelope and place it inside the shipping box.
  7. Place the shipping box inside the clinical mailing pack.
  8. Attach prepaid shipping label.
  9. Take the package to the shipping carrier’s storefront location or call the carrier to schedule a pickup.

 

SPECIMEN COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Place cold pack in freezer for at least 4-6 hours minimum before shipping.
  2. Collect the two (2) SST tubes provided.
  3. Allow the blood to clot for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge two (2) SST tubes for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Transfer serum from one (1) SST to the red-top transfer tube.
  6. Using a permanent marker, write the patient’s first and last name, date of birth, and date of collection on each sample tube.
  7. Transfer the serum from the centrifuged SST to the provided red-top transfer tube.
  8. Store sample in the freezer until ready to ship.

 

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Make sure the specimen tubes are properly labeled. Due to federal regulations, improperly labeled tubes cannot be processed.
  2. Place the tube(s) inside of the biohazard bag and seal the bag. Do not remove gauze pad.
  3. Complete the Test Requisition Form, fold and place the form within the outer pocket of the biohazard bag.
  4. Place the biohazard bag into the insulated shipping envelope.
  5. Place the cold pack inside the insulated shipping envelope.
  6. Seal the shipping envelope and place it inside the shipping box.
  7. Place the shipping box inside the clinical mailing pack.
  8. Attach prepaid shipping label.
  9. Take the package to the shipping carrier’s storefront location or call the carrier to schedule a pickup.