Cholesterol assay kits
- For quantitative determination of cholesterol, HDL, and LDL/VLDL
- Sensitive and accurate
- Room temperature assays
- For all sorts of species
- Results within 1 hour
Cholesterol is a sterol and lipid present in the cell membranes, and is transported in the bloodstream. It is used to form cell membranes and hormones, and plays important roles in cell signaling processes. Cholesterol concentrations in High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low-Density (LDL)/Very-Low-Density (VLDL) Lipoproteins are strong predictors for coronary heart disease.
All assays for the quantitative determination of cholesterol, HDL and LDL/VLDL cholesterol, can be detected by color change (colorimetric) or fluorescence intensity (fluorometric), and read-out are directly proportional to total, HDL or LDL/VLDL cholesterol concentration in the sample (depending on the assay).