Test for the quantitative determination of HDL cholesterol in EDTA plasma with Reflotron.
HDL (high density lipoprotein) is responsible for transporting cholesterol from the peripheral cells back to the liver. There the cholesterol is converted into bile acids which are eliminated into the intestine via the bile ducts. Monitoring of HDL cholesterol is clinically important as there is an inverse relationship between the HDL concentration and the risk of atherosclerotic disease. Elevated concentrations of HDL have a protective effect against coronary heart disease while diminished levels of HDL cholesterol, particularly in combination with elevated triglycerides,
constitute an increased cardiovascular risk.
Available in a tube of 30 test/strips.