Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. In the past decade CVD has been the cause of over one-third of all premature deaths in Australia. LDL particles are heterogeneous with varying density, size, charge and composition. Small dense LDL particles are especially atherogenic and have been linked to an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). These particles penetrate the arterial wall more easily and readily bind with intimal proteoglycans, which may further increase the susceptibility of the lipoprotein to oxidation.
The NutriPATH Oxidised LDL test is an advanced biomarker for coronary artery disease. This test measures levels of oxidised low density lipoproteins using a highly sensitive and specific analyses. This test is Low density lipoproteins (LDL), the major carrier of circulating cholesterol, are very susceptible to oxidation. It is seen that elevated oxidised LDL is associated with accelerated atherogenesis, CAD, acute myocardial infarction, stable and unstable angina and metabolic syndrome. This assessment can either be orders as an individual marker or as a combination with LDL subfractions test code 4031.
- Oxidised LDL
- 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.
How it works
Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.
A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.
Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.
Our highly skilled and qualified team have created a service where patients can easily gain access to a wide range of pathology testing options.
As a leader in the industry, practitioners are able to trust in our ability to provide them with the technology they need to adequately test their clients and patients.