LDL-cholesterol is a lipoprotein that is also usually called the "bad" cholesterol. The name "bad" cholesterol comes from the fact that LDL has a high content of cholesterol and also a tendency to release cholesterol on the way. This, in turn, means that there may be more cholesterol in the blood than is needed, which leads to the cholesterol getting stuck in the vessel walls and causing cardiovascular diseases.
LDL cholesterol is a risk marker for cardiovascular disease. By measuring LDL cholesterol, you gain insight into your values.
This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.
Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in Swedish about your values and the doctor's comment.
Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.
LDL-cholesterol is a lipoprotein that is also usually called the "bad" cholesterol. LDL stands for low density lipoprotein. A lipoprotein is a type of capsule that helps transport cholesterol from the liver out into the body. LDL receptors in the body's cells take up LDL particles and then pass the cholesterol on for use where it is needed.
A combination with many LDL particles and few HDL particles in the blood is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it is important to have a good balance between these. A good balance of HDL and LDL means that the HDL cholesterol can prevent excess LDL cholesterol from getting stuck in the blood vessel walls by collecting the LDL cholesterol so that it can instead be taken to the liver where it is burned.
An elevated cholesterol level often occurs through a combination of lifestyle and heredity, for approximately 5% of those with an elevated cholesterol level, however, it is pronounced as a hereditary disease known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).
High LDL cholesterol can be seen in hyperlipidemia (familial hypercholesterolemia, familial dyslipoproteinemia), in kidney disease, liver disease and hypothyroidism (lack of thyroid hormone).
Low HDL values and high LDL values are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease
Desirable level is
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.