Laboratorio de análisis Echevarne



It’s an advanced lipoprotein test based on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) that determines the size and concentration of lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) and the number of particles of the main classes of lipoproteins VLDL, LDL and HDL.

Which patients is it most useful for?

  • People with a personal and/or family history of CVD at an early age.
  • People with LDL-C in a healthy range who may have a higher risk of developing CVD.
  • People with diabetes mellitus type 2, metabolic syndrome, obesity and those treated with statins.
  • To control the efficacy of the treatment.

  • 120€
  • Sample:
    Serum or plasma
  • Volume: 0,60 - 1ml
  • Sample storage:
    Freeze if > 24h // 5+/-3oC
  • Turnaround time: 14 working days
    (May vary)


LDL-P (LDL Particle Number) is a better predictor of cardiovascular events than LDL-C.

It is a better determinant of cardiovascular risk than conventional biochemical markers and improves their predictive potential.

It improves knowledge of the lipid profile, helping to optimise treatments. Knowing the number of small LDL particles is a better quantifier of cardiovascular risk than the value of total cholesterol or LDL.

What does it analyse?

It analyses the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), even when LDL-C levels are healthy and there are no typical cardiac risk factors.

50% of heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases occur in patients with normal LDL cholesterol levels. People with a high number of small, dense particles have a three times higher risk of coronary heart disease, regardless of whether the LDL-C is within normal limits.

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