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21:31 Feb 9, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO] Medical
Spanish term or phrase:HDL/LDL COLESTEROL
In a lab test request, it reads under the category of "Bioquimicos", HDL/LDL Colesterol. What does the abbreviations mean?
Explanation: Buenos días Maria,
Mira me encontré el siguiente material en donde describen el significado de las 2 formas de colesterol y lo pegué para que lo leas.
CHOLESTEROL TESTS from
Home Health Testing®
Cholesterol is naturally produced by your liver and helps carry fat to parts of your body that need it for energy and repairs. When your cholesterol rises above a desirable level, it may build up in your body and may put you at increased risk for heart disease or stroke.
High cholesterol is one of the main risk factors for coronary heart disease that you can control. The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends that all adults age 20 and over have their cholesterol measured periodically.
We offer 2 types of cholesterol tests to meet your needs:
The CholesTrak® Cholesterol Test - a home test that will measure your total cholesterol level in 10 minutes
The BioSafe Cholesterol Test - a lab test that will break your cholesterol level into its individual HDL & LDL components.
The BioSafe® Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol travels through the bloodstream by special carriers of fats and proteins called lipoproteins. The two major lipoproteins are high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
HDL is often called "good cholesterol" because its thought to actually remove excess cholesterol from atherosclerotic plaques. LDL is often referred to as "bad cholesterol" because it can slowly build up within the walls of the arteries.
The BioSafe Cholesterol Test provides a full lipid profile - that is, total blood cholesterol, HDL levels and LDL levels.
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