4 doctors weighed in:
Isn't there a big difference in terms of health risk between LDL and vldl? If so, why isn't this test typically part of a standard blood profile?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: LDL & VLDL
Ldl-c is the amount of cholesterol carried in LDL which is.

In brief: LDL & VLDL
Ldl-c is the amount of cholesterol carried in LDL which is.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
Thank
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: LDL trumps VLDL
Following entry into the artery LDL particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke.
Quantitatively, there are many more LDL versus vldl particles (approximately 13:1) in blood. Also, vldl particles are less atherogenic than LDL particles. Hence, vldl is not typically reported.

In brief: LDL trumps VLDL
Following entry into the artery LDL particles directly promote development of atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke.
Quantitatively, there are many more LDL versus vldl particles (approximately 13:1) in blood. Also, vldl particles are less atherogenic than LDL particles. Hence, vldl is not typically reported.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors