Cholesterol FS 10′

Product Number : 1 1300


Cholesterol is a component off cell membranes and a precursor for steroid hormones and bile acids synthesized by body cells and absorbed with food. Cholesterol is transported in plasma via lipoproteins, namely complexes between lipids and apolipoproteins. There are four classes of lipoproteins: high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), and chylomicrons. While LDL is involved in cholesterol transport to the peripheral cells, HDL is responsible for the cholesterol uptake from the cells. The four different lipoprotein classes show a distinct relationship to coronary atherosclerosis. LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) contributes to atherosclerotic plaque formation within the arterial intima and is strongly associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and related mortality. Even with total cholesterol within the normal range, an increased concentration of LDL-C indicates high risk.

HDL-C has a protective effect impeding plaque formation and shows an inverse relationship to CHD prevalence. In fact, low HDL-C values constitute an independent risk factor. The determination of the individual total cholesterol (TC) level is used for screening purposes while for a better risk assessment it is necessary to measure additionally HDL-C and LDL-C. In the last few years, several controlled clinical trials using diet, lifestyle changes and/or different drugs (especially HMG CoA reductase inhibitors [statins]) have demonstrated that lowering total cholesterol and LDL-C levels reduce drastically CHD risk.

Increased in

  • Familial (inherited) hypercholesterolemia
  • Biliary obstruction
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pregnancy

Decreased in

  • Severe hepatic insufficiency
  • Malnutrition
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Chronic anemia
  • Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
  • Thyroiditis


  • Ready to use reagent.
    Proline Cholesterol FS 10′ comes in a liquid format which provides convenience for users as no reconstitution is required which helps reduce the risk of misdiagnosis.
  • Open system reagent, compatible with a wide range of instruments.
    Proline Cholesterol FS 10′ reagent is suitable for various third party analyzers such as Abbott, Advia, Cobas, Hitachi, Olympus, Response, TokyoBoeki, and Beckman Coulter.


  • Optimal UV Test according to IFCC (International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine)
  • No interference: ascorbic acid 30mg/dL, bilirubin 40mg/dL and hemoglobin 400mg/dL
  • Measurement linearity reached 750 mg/dL (0.08 – 19.4 mmol/L), with a lower limit of detection of 3 mg/dL (0.08 mmol/L)


  • TruCal U
  • Cholesterol Standard FS


  • TruLab N
  • TruLab P

Kit Lines

No. Catalog R1 Kit Size
1 1300 99 10 923 4 x 34 mL  Proline® R-910