Cholesterol Assays

Cholesterol is an important compound used in the structure of cell membranes, hormones, and cell signaling. Cholesterol is transported through the bloodstream within lipoproteins, which have cell-specific signals that direct the lipids they transport to certain tissues. Cholesterol exists within lipoproteins as both a free alcohol and a cholesteryl ester, which is the predominant form of cholesterol transport and storage.

High levels of cholesterol and cholesteryl esters have been associated with cardiovascular disease, and low levels of cholesterol may be associated with cancer, depression, or respiratory diseases.

We offer a variety of assays to measure cholesterol in various forms: