High levels of VLDL cholesterol have been associated with the development of plaque deposits on artery walls, which narrow the passage and restrict blood flow. VLDL (Bad) Cholesterol. Expand Section. VLDL contains the highest amount of triglycerides. VLDL is considered a type of bad cholesterol, because it helps cholesterol build up on the walls of arteries.
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- Fasting Required: Yes
- Preferred Specimen: Serum
- Patient Preparation: Patient should fast 9-12 hours prior to collection
- Test Includes: Triglycerides, VLDL (calculation)
- Reference Range(s):
Triglycerides Male (mg/dL) Female (mg/dL) ≤9 Years 30-104 33-115 10-14 Years 33-129 38-135 15-19 Years 38-152 40-136 >19 Years <150 <150 VLDL Cholecterol <30 mg/dL (calc)
- Turnaround Time: 3 Days
- Test Code: 319