Reagents, Clinical Chemistry, Rapid Test, Whole Blood, Cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein, Strip
Definition : Clinical chemistry reagents intended to determine the level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in a sample of whole blood in a short period of time, typically several minutes (i.e., rapid tests). These reagents are impregnated in one or more areas of a paper strip (reagent strip) that undergo a color change when reacted with specific substances. High levels of HDL-C in blood (typically defined as more than 35 mg/dL) are associated with low risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery diseases; the absence of HDL-C is characteristic of a cerebrovascular disorder known as Tangier disease.
Entry Terms : "High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Determination Reagents, Rapid Test, Strip"
UMDC code : 18995