High Density Lipoprotein

Apoproteins are proteins that bind to and help solubilize lipids which are hydrophobic.They bind lipids to form lipoproteins. In this way, they transport lipids together with fat soluble vitamins to the tissues. HDL- Cholesterol is the portion of Total Cholesterol which bind to Apoprotein A to form soluble and transportable Cholesterol. The HDL-Cholesterol which is named as ‘good cholesterol, in common, is the portion that goes out the tissues and picks the excess cholesterol transporting it back to the liver. There, it is either recycled for a needed use or excreted in the bile.
Interpretation:HDL-Cholesterol is the portion of Total Cholesterol which is expected to be high in serum in order to prevent cholesterol accumulate in blood vessels which cause obstructions in blood flow and create atherocyclerotic plaques that may cause heart attacks and stroke.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting
Working day: Everyday
Result Time: 2 hours