Estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by the Friedewald equation is adequate for classifying patients on the basis of nationally recommended cutpoints.

@article{Warnick1990EstimatingLL,
  title={Estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by the Friedewald equation is adequate for classifying patients on the basis of nationally recommended cutpoints.},
  author={G. Russell Warnick and R. Knopp and Virginia Fitzpatrick and Linda F Branson},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={15-9}
}
We compared low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) values obtained by the Friedewald formula--i.e., total cholesterol minus high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol minus very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (estimated as triglyceride divided by 5)--with those obtained by lipoprotein fractionation, using 4736 specimens. When triglycerides… CONTINUE READING