Lipoprotein electrophoresis blood test

The significance of the Lipoprotein Electrophoresis blood test is explained below:

  • An overall high value (higher than 800 mg/dL) for the test may indicate cardiovascular conditions such as:
    • Hyperlipoproteinemia
    • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
    • Eclampsia
  • The test results (high value) may also indicate other conditions such as:
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Nephrotic syndrome
    • Laennec’s cirrhosis
    • Multiple myeloma
    • Diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat
  • An overall low value (less than 400 mg/dL) for the test may indicate the following conditions:
    • Tangier disease
    • Chronic obstructive lung disease

The laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as results of a “stand-alone” test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario.

  • Sample of blood serum
  • We perform the test every Wednesday