KVK

Cardiovascular disease risk marker

LDL/HDL ratio

LDL/HDL ratio is an important measurement value for assessing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is the ratio of "bad" LDL cholesterol to "good" HDL cholesterol in the blood, where a high ratio indicates an increased risk of disease.

What is LDL/HDL ratio?

The LDL-Cholesterol/HDL-Cholesterol ratio is a parameter used to measure the ratio between LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol in the blood.

LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is often called "bad" cholesterol, because it can build up fatty deposits in the arteries and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. HDL (high-density lipoprotein), on the other hand, is known as "good" cholesterol, as it helps remove excess cholesterol from the arteries.

Why measure the LDL/HDL ratio?

The LDL/HDL ratio is an important measurement value used to assess the risk of cardiovascular diseases. By measuring the ratio between LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol, one can get an idea of a person's risk of cardiovascular disease.

What can a high or a low value indicate?

A high LDL/HDL ratio is an indicator of an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, while a low ratio is usually considered beneficial for cardiovascular health. A healthy ratio should be <5.

It is also worth noting that a high ratio is not always an indication of ill health. Other factors, such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar and smoking, can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, by measuring the LDL/HDL ratio along with other cardiovascular risk factors, doctors and healthcare professionals can better assess a person's overall risk for cardiovascular disease.

Tests containing the marker LDL/HDL ratio

Health checks

Health checks


-20%
Health check Large
  • Health check - Large.
  • Analysis of 52 health markers.
  • Helps you identify outliers.

2 195 kr1 756 kr

Health check man plus
Comprehensive health check

Health check man plus

  • Comprehensive health check for men.
  • Includes 65 different health tests.
  • Provides insight into your health data.
  • 10 different health areas.

4 595 kr

Woman Plus
Max health check

Woman Plus

  • Extended health screening for women.
  • 65 different health tests are included.
  • Several markers of hormonal balance.

4 595 kr

Other health tests

Other health tests


KVK
Cholesterol Test (Ratio)

LDL-Col/HDL-Col ratio

  • Measures the LDL-cholesterol/HDL-cholesterol ratio.
  • Can provide information about risk of cardiovascular disease.

95 kr