Direct measurement of low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol is more effective than total cholesterol for the purpose of lipoprotein screening.


BACKGROUND We have developed a new method for chemically measuring blood low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. In the present study, we simulated guidelines of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) using our LDL cholesterol measurements. METHODS Blood samples were collected from 1,069 individuals (519 males, 550 females) who were referred… (More)