Homogenization of the lipid profile values

Juan Pedro-Botet, Luis Rodríguez-Padial, Carlos Brotons, Margarita Esteban-Salán, Aurora García-Lerín, Xavier Pintó, Iñaki Lekuona, Jordi Ordóñez-Llanos

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© 2017 Analytical reports from the clinical laboratory are essential to guide clinicians about what lipid profile values should be considered altered and, therefore, require intervention. Unfortunately, there is a great heterogeneity in the lipid values reported as “normal, desirable, recommended or referenced” by clinical laboratories. This can difficult clinical decisions and be a barrier to achieve the therapeutic goals for cardiovascular prevention. A recent international recommendation has added a new heterogeneity factor for the interpretation of lipid profile, such as the possibility of measuring it without previous fasting. All this justifies the need to develop a document that adapts the existing knowledge to the clinical practice of our health system. In this regard, professionals from different scientific societies involved in the measurement and use of lipid profile data have developed this document to establish recommendations that facilitate their homogenization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-48
JournalClinica e Investigacion en Arteriosclerosis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Analytical report
  • Lipid profile
  • Reference values


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