Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Total Serum Cholesterol (Lipid Profile)

ToTotal Serum Cholesterol


Monitoring for increased risk factor for coronary artery disease(CAD); Screening for primary and secondary hyperlipidemias; Monitoring of treatment for hyperlipidemias.


Normal range

Adults: 130 –20mg/dL

Fetal: 32 – 76mg/dL

Increased in

Hyperlipoproteinemias; cholesteryl  ester storage disease; biliary obstruction (stone, carcinoma, cirrhosis); von Gierke's disease; hypothyroidism; nephrosis (due to chronic nephritis, amyloidosis, renal vein thrombosis, systemic lupus erythematosus [ SLE]; Pancreatic disease, diabetes mellitus.

Decreased in

Severe liver cell damage (due to chemicals, drugs, hepatitis); hyperthyroidism; malnutrition; infection and inflammation; drugs.

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