Lipoprotein Particles and Apolipoproteins
Lipoproteins are substances made of protein and fat that carry cholesterol through your bloodstream.
Apoprotein B100 (ApoB 100)Optimal range: 0 - 80 mg/dL
Apolipoprotein B100 (apoB100) is a building block of very low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs), intermediate-density lipoproteins (IDLs), and low-density lipoproteins (LDLs). These related molecules all transport fats and cholesterol in the bloodstream.LEARN MORE
Lipoprotein(a) / Lp(a)Optimal range: 0 - 30 mg/dL
Lipoprotein(a) is a unique lipoprotein that has emerged as an independent risk factor for developing vascular disease.LEARN MORE
VLDLOptimal range: 2 - 36 mg/dL
VLDL stands for very low-density lipoprotein. VLDL carries triglycerides in the blood and, to a lesser extent, cholesterol. High levels of VLDL are associated with a type of blood vessel disease called atherosclerosis.LEARN MORE