LDL (serum & plasma)
Name LDL
Chapter Endocrine, nutritional, metabolic/Lipids
This variable provides all measurements of HDL cholesterol in either serum or plasma.
Data Type Continuous
Data sources GPRD
Dictionaries Read
Repeated Yes
Units mmol/L
Range (min/max) 0.01-50
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 14.03.2011 (Revision 1)
Data are extracted from the CPRD 'test' table using entity codes 177 (Low density lipoprotein) and 288 (Other laboratory tests).

The 'type' column indicates the type of test: plasma, serum

The 'units' column indicates the units of the *original* measurement: 0 (unknown), 1 (mmol/L) and 2 (mg/dL)

Where the units were marked as 'mg/dL', the value has been converted to 'mmol/L' in the data table.
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Category (code) Read code Read term CPRD Medcode
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