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Current status of blood cholesterol measurement in clinical laboratories in the United States

Current status of blood cholesterol measurement in clinical laboratories in the United States

a report from the Laboratory Standardization Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program

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Published by The Program in [Bethesda, Md.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blood cholesterol -- United States -- Measurement

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBlood cholesterol measurement
    SeriesNIH publication -- no. 88-2928
    ContributionsNational Cholesterol Education Program (U.S.). Laboratory Standardization Panel
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 27 p. :
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14284759M

    The direct low-density lipoprotein cholesterol test (direct LDL-C) measures the amount of LDL cholesterol, sometimes called "bad" cholesterol, in the blood. Elevated levels of LDL-C are associated with an increased risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and heart disease.   That's exactly how cholesterol measurements should not be used." Unfortunately, according to Naito, labs are no better at measuring HDL and LDL cholesterol than they are at measuring total blood cholesterol. A test that measures HDL and LDL cholesterol averages $50 to $60, as opposed to about $8 for a total blood cholesterol test. What You.

      Is it time to retire cholesterol tests? By Mitch Leslie Dec. 6, , PM. The next time you go in for a medical checkup, your doctor will probably make . laboratory assessment, laboratory customer service, occurrence management, process improvement, quality essentials, laboratory process control, clinical laboratory, ISO Key words Note: Health laboratories, in this handbook, is a term that is meant to be inclusive of clinical laboratories, diagnostic laboratories, medical laboratories, public.

    Start studying Chap Laboratory and Clinical. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Measure your blood pressure at home. It's tough to get a reading on your average blood pressure if you only measure it at the doctor's office. Buy a home monitoring kit at your local pharmacy. Take two readings a day, morning and night, for a few days. Repeat these steps a few times a year, and share the results with your doctor.


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Current status of blood cholesterol measurement in clinical laboratories in the United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

However, the current state of reliability of blood cholesterol measurements suggests that considerable inaccuracy in cholesterol testing exists. This report describes the Laboratory Standardization Panel findings on the precision and accuracy of plasma or serum total cholesterol measurements in United States clinical laboratories and provides a.

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Current status of blood cholesterol measurement in clinical laboratories in the United States: a report from the Laboratory Standardization Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program.

Clin Chem ;–   Cholesterol levels are measured in milligrams (mg) of cholesterol per deciliter (dL) of blood. Ideal results for most adults are: LDL: 70 to mg/dL (the lower the number, the better). Clinical laboratories in the United States are regulated by the federal government under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

Passed by Congress inthe regulations for the CLIA amendments established quality standards for laboratory testing to ensure that results are accurate, reliable, and timely. Clinical Laboratory Measurements Traceable to the National Reference System for Cholesterol.

Accurate laboratory measurements of blood lipids and lipoproteins (including total cholesterol {TC}, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglycerides) are important for diagnosing and managing coronary heart disease.

Percent of adults aged 20 and over with high serum total cholesterol (greater than or equal to mg/dL): % () Mean serum total cholesterol level for adults aged 20 and over: mg/dL () Source: Health, United States,table 23 pdf icon [PDF – MB].

Cholesterol in the blood and blood vessel. What is cholesterol. You probably have heard about cholesterol, but you might not be sure exactly what it is. Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat, or lipid, which moves throughout your body in your blood.

Lipids are substances that do not dissolve in water, so they do not come apart in blood. CDC to be mg/dl to 5, clinical laboratories. The cholesterol values reported by the surveyed laboratories ranged from to mg/dl (1 17).

Current standards estab-lished by NCEP call for a coefficient of vari-ation2 of less than 3 r, recent studies show the coefficient of varia-tion to be at least 6 percent (1 17). Clinical chemistry uses. chemical processes to measure levels of chemical components in the blood.

It is very useful for the early diagnostic of disease and for monitoring organ function. The most common specimens used in clinical chemistry are blood and urine. Table 1 shows the common blood. Average blood cholesterol values, the primary cardiovascular disease biomarker, have declined in the United States (U.

S.) since at least. Between andthe National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reported blood cholesterol values were decreasing. Objectives We report annual trends in low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from an in-care patient population of nearly million adults across the United States (U.S.), from through Background Average blood cholesterol values have declined in the U.S.

since at least The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reported declining blood cholesterol. The guideline on Management of Blood Cholesterol was developed by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical.

glucose concentration. Therefore, accurate measurement of the concentrations of different molecules in the blood is extremely important in physiology and clinical laboratories. THE SPECTROPHOTOMETER The Spectrophotometer is a device used in physiology and clinical laboratories to measure the concentration of a substance in a solution.

Cholesterol should be measured when a person is not ill. Blood cholesterol is temporarily low during acute illness, immediately following a heart attack, or during stress (like from surgery or an accident). Wait at least six weeks after any illness to have cholesterol measured.

There is some debate about whether very low cholesterol is bad. Cholesterol, Total - Total LDL and HDL cholesterol, in conjunction with a triglyceride determination, provide valuable information for the risk of coronary artery disease.

Total serum cholesterol analysis is useful in the diagnosis of hyperlipoproteinemia, atherosclerosis, hepatic and thyroid diseases. Cholesterol can be measured in serum or plasma: this article refers only to measurements in these fluids made in laboratories.

Point‐of‐care testing (using capillary blood) is, however, also well established. Precautions re sampling, handling etc. The standard "cholesterol test" is a blood lipid test in which a sample of blood is drawn and then analyzed in a lab to measure: ow-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol.

Desirable result: Less than milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).blood cholesterol and related disorders. The Cholesterol Guideline is a full revision of the ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults.

The following resource contains tables and figures from the Guideline for the Management of Blood Cholesterol.The best way to measure cholesterol is with a blood test called a lipid panel or lipid profile. You will need to fast (not eat) for 9 to 12 hours before your lipid panel. The test will determine the amounts of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides in your blood, measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL).