Test Included :
Department : Laboratory Medicine
Fasting Required? : Yes
Approximate time to perform test : 2Hr
Approximate time to complete test report : 4Hr
Home Services Available? : No
The direct low-density lipoprotein cholesterol test (direct LDL-C) measures the amount of LDL cholesterol, sometimes called “bad” cholesterol, in the blood. Elevated levels of LDL-C are associated with an increased risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and heart disease.