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Description: A test that directly measures levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood, typically used when triglycerides are >400 mg/dL or for non-fasting levels.

Turnaround time: Expected turnaround is within one day, although this may vary depending on other tests ordered for the same blood draw, and expected variation with testing.

Also known as:

  • Direct LDL
  • Direct LDLC
  • LDL Cholesterol, Direct
  • LDLC, Direct