Modification of the dextran-Mg2+ high-density lipoprotein cholesterol precipitation method for use with previously frozen plasma.

@article{McNamara1994ModificationOT,
  title={Modification of the dextran-Mg2+ high-density lipoprotein cholesterol precipitation method for use with previously frozen plasma.},
  author={Judith McNamara and C Huang and Tatyana Massov and E. Leary and G. Russell Warnick and Hanna Bloomfield Rubins and Sander J. Robins and Ernst J. Schaefer},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1994},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={233-9}
}
Although dextran-Mg2+ precipitation produces accurate and precise results for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in fresh plasma and serum, precipitation of frozen specimens with triglycerides > 2.26 mmol/L (> 200 mg/dL) is difficult. We developed a modification that dilutes thawed samples by 35% and increases dextran-Mg2+ reagent to 15% of sample… CONTINUE READING