Cardio IQ™ Direct LDL

The Cardio IQ™ Direct LDL test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

LDL Cholesterol is referred to as the "bad" cholesterol. Interpretive ranges are based on the guidelines of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP).

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: Cardio IQ Direct LDL , Direct LDL Cardio IQ

Direct LDL

The test for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is used as part of a lipid profile to predict an individual's risk of developing heart disease. The LDL cholesterol is considered the most important form in determining risk of heart disease. LDL values amy be used to monitor levels after the start of diet or exercise programs or to determine whether or not prescribing one of the lipid-lowering drugs, such as statins, would be useful.