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Lipid particles

Paul Nicholls and Ian Young

in Lipid Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607464 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569656.003.0003

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Lipid particles

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• Lipids in the blood join with apoproteins to form soluble complexes. • Lipid particles can be separated by mass, using an ultracentrifuge or by electrophoresis. • In everyday use, levels of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and triglyceride (TG) are measured in an autoanalyser, and levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) derived.

Chapter.  1334 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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