Special Examination To Measure Chemical Compounds In The Body?
Good morning, I want to ask. Is there a special examination used to measure intermediate density lipoprotein? And how is the method used? And what are the benefits of an intermediate density lipoprotein examination? Thank you…
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The body consists of many components of certain substances to work properly and one of them is lipoprotein. Lipoprotein is a chemical compound in the body whose main purpose is to deliver fat from one part of the body to other parts of the body that need it, from where fat was first absorbed to where it is stored, and so on. Lipoproteins are divided into five major groups, namely what are called chylomicrons, VLDL, IDL, LDL and HDL (very low, intermediate, low and high density lipoproteins).
IDL or intra-mediated density lipoprotein is formed from the degradation of VLDL, containing triacylgycerol compounds and cholesterol esters for later processing into LDL.
Regarding your question, IDL is not routinely checked for clinical needs because this is only a reminder or residual from VLDL and is only a temporary phase before finally becoming LDL. Usually IDL calculations are carried out in a research context, where an entire profile of a person's lipoprotein is required, including IDL. Measurements were made using the electrophoresis method, precisely on the binding of broad beta or road beta band. But again, if outside the context of research, or just to determine whether someone is exposed to high cholesterol or not, this kind of examination is not needed. So, hopefully answering your question.