Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum (Fasting)

Turn Around Time

7-10 business days Turnaround times are estimates


The HDL family forms a protective part of plasma lipoproteins. It consists of large HDL, intermediate HDL, and small HDL subclasses. The large HDL and intermediate HDL subclasses are considered anti-atherogenic parts of the HDL family and small HDL may indicate increased CHD risk. High density lipoproteins (HDL) are a class of structurally and functionally heterogeneous particles in atherosclerosis‐related diseases and should be tested in early stages of life as a preventive measure to CVD.

NutriPATH offer a HDL subfractions test that is for research purposes only. This profile provides subclasses of HDL- Subfraction 1-3 Large, HDL –Subfraction 4-7 Intermediate, HDL- Subfractions 8-10 Small. It is important to assess these markers as a preventive measure to cardiovascular disease. This profile can either be ordered alone or as a combination with LDL-subfractions and oxidised LDL test code 4032.


  • Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • HDL subfractions (x3)
  • Triglycerides

Test Method

Automated chemistry (Roche Diagnostics), Electropheresis

Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Family history of heart disease
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Oxidative Stress
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Heart Attack
    • High Cholesterol
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Type 2 Diabetes

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

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How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

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