Point: Status of lipid and lipoprotein standardization

J. R. McNamara, E. T. Leary, F. Ceriotti, C. M. Boersma-Cobbaert, T. G. Cole, D. J. Hassemer, M. Nakamura, C. J. Packard, D. W. Seccombe, M. M. Kimberly, G. L. Myers, G. R. Cooper

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Cholesterol and triglyceride standardization procedures have been used extensively and continuously since the 1950s. Definitive and Reference Methods, as well as primary and secondary standards, have been developed and maintained as the basis for evaluating the accuracy of results by various methods in many laboratories. But, although standardization efforts for apolipoprotein A-I and B measurements have been reported in detail in the scientific literature, much less has been reported in the area of total and lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride standardization efforts. Standardized cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations, determined in multiple large epidemiological and clinical studies, have been instrumental to the National Cholesterol Education Program panels that have assessed the lipoprotein values associated with risk of Coronary disease, and have determined the cutpoints that are now used extensively by physicians to guide diagnosis and treatment of individual patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1306-1310
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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