Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum (Fasting)

Turn Around Time

7-10 Business Days Turnaround times are estimates


Traditional lipid profiles often fail to detect small, dense LDL and IDL particles, which pose significant cardiovascular risks (1, 2). Elevated cholesterol levels do not consistently indicate the risk of heart attacks, as harmful LDL particles can exist even with normal cholesterol levels. In contrast, Liposcreen LDL Subfractions and Oxidised LDL (4031) panel offers a comprehensive analysis by quantifying all lipoprotein sub-fractions, distinguishing between less atherogenic LDL- 1 and LDL-2 and highly atherogenic LDL-3 to LDL-7, and measuring VLDL and IDL cholesterol (1,2).

Understanding the type and size of cholesterol particles is crucial for precise risk assessment and treatment choices, particularly because small LDL particles are especially dangerous. This panel also includes Oxidized LDL and HDL subfractions. Oxidised LDL, which is a modified form of LDL cholesterol that has undergone oxidative damage, makes LDL particles a significant risk factor in the development of atherosclerosis (1). HDL subfractions encompass distinct subtypes of HDL, each equipped with unique attributes and functions in maintaining cardiovascular health (1,2). This panel offers a thorough evaluation of critical factors that impact both cardiovascular health and the risk of developing heart-related conditions.


1. Qiao YN, Zou YL, Guo SD. Low-density lipoprotein particles in atherosclerosis. Frontiers in Physiology [Internet]. 2022 Aug 30; 13. Available from:

2. Ip S. Systematic Review: Association of Low-Density Lipoprotein Subfractions With Cardiovascular Outcomes. Annals of Internal Medicine [Internet]. 2009 Apr 7; 150(7):474. Available from:

Test Method

Automated chemistry, Electrophoresis


  • Cholesterol
  • HDL
  • HDL subfractions (x3)
  • IDL
  • LDL
  • LDL subfractions (x7)
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Oxidised LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • VLDL

Test Method

Automated chemistry (Roche Diagnostics), Electropheresis

Common Conditions

  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Family history of cardiovascular disease
  • Endocrine and Hormonal Health
    • Diabetes
  • Other Health Conditions
    • Hypercholesterolemia
    • Insulin resistance
    • Statin therapy

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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