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Atherotech Diagnostics Lab Release: Non-HDL Study Exposes Basic Lipid Panel Error Rates of Up to 50 Percent


9/17/2013 12:28:36 PM

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Researchers examining non-HDL cholesterol (NHDLc) as an alternative to LDL cholesterol (LDLc) recently reported significant errors in risk classification when evaluating patients with the basic lipid panel. The study titled “Non-HDL Cholesterol, Guideline Targets, and Population Percentiles for Secondary Prevention in a Clinical Sample of 1.3 Million Adults” is the product of an academic-industry collaboration between Atherotech Diagnostics Lab and investigators at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

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