Biomarkers

What is Small LDL-P? High and low values | Lab results explained

Your Small LDL-P number is a measure of the number of small LDL particles in your blood.

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These particles are associated with an increased risk of heart disease; more of these small particles lead to greater risk. Your Small LDL particle score can vary widely, with a lower score being much better. People are generally at lower risk for heart disease if their Small LDL-P is less than 700. People are at the lowest risk when both your LDL-P number and your Small LDL-P number are low.

The Small LDL-P marker is usually part of the Lipoprotein Fractionation NMR test. The lipid panel is used, along with other test, during routine assessment to determine an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease. A lipid panel can also be used to monitor the efficacy of lifestyle interventions or medications.

Higher values:

Your Small LDL-P number is a measure of the number of small LDL particles in your blood. These particles are associated with an increased risk of heart disease; more of these small particles lead to greater risk.

Please discuss various treatment options with your doctor. These options often include lifestyle changes, such as:

– adopting a whole foods plant-based diet

– increasing exercise

– adding LDL-P and/or Small LDL-P lowering medications

Disclaimer:

The information on healthmatters.io is NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

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