Question by  Ed63 (10)

What does it mean if my lipid pattern is ab?

I need to understand lipid pattern ab.


Answer by  BillShaw (31)

Lipid pattern "A/B" means a roughly 50:50 mix of large/"good" "A" LDL particles to small/"bad" "B" particles in the bloodstream.


Answer by  SaBu (15)

The lipid pattern of A and B refer to the size of the Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) molecules in the blood. The pattern is important as people with pattern A have a low chance of developing atherosclerosis whereas the chances are higher with pattern B.


Answer by  Taran (716)

Different plasma lipid and lipoprotein analytical techniques results are correlated, a consistent measurement difference. This has in that the proportion of individuals identified as meeting the metabolic syndrome dyslipidemia criteria, "at risk" based apo B or LDL particle number, and the LDL pattern B phenotype will differ of analytical method.

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