PT - JOURNAL ARTICLE
AU - Hichem, Benghezel
AU - Hanane, Boukrous
AU - Mouna, Zehaf
AU - Radia, Saadi
TI - The best formula for estimating the low density lipoprotein cholesterol on a North African population
AID - 10.1101/083790
DP - 2016 Jan 01
TA - bioRxiv
PG - 083790
4099 - http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/11/02/083790.short
4100 - http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/11/02/083790.full
AB - We often use the estimation of low density lipoprotein cholesterol by using the Friedwald Formula, however limitation and uncertainties make calculation its limits use. Otherwise, simple and inexpensive formulas exists, rarely used in clinical laboratories: Hatorri, Puavilai, Anandaraja, Ahmadi, Vujovic, Saidullah and Cordova. These formulas were studied on small geographically and ethnically populations and require validation in a larger population.We intended by this work, highlight the formula that best estimates the low density lipoprotein cholesterol more accurately than the Friedewald formula on a North African population.It seems that the Puivalai formula is the most suitable to be applied on this population.