Whither the lipid profile: feast, famine, or no free lunch?

Abstract

A lipid profile (LP) is used in clinical practice to assess risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to guide therapy. The standard LP includes a direct measurement of plasma total cholesterol, triglyceride, and HDL cholesterol concentrations, and derived estimates of LDL cholesterol, non–HDL cholesterol, and lipid ratios (1 ). Expert guidelines recommend… (More)
DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2010.160093

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