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CETP Mass (Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein)

Analyte: Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein - Mass

Specimen Type: Serum, EDTA Plasma, Citrate Plasma

Optimum Volume: 0.5 mL


2-8°C -20°C -70°C
12 days 2 months 3.5 years

Reporting units: ug/mL

Method: ELISA

Biological or Clinical Significance:

Plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) facilitates the transfer of cholesteryl ester (CE) from high density lipoprotein (HDL) to apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins. Since CETP regulates the plasma levels of HDL cholesterol and the size of HDL particles, CETP is considered to be a key protein in reverse cholesterol transport, a protective system against atherosclerosis. The importance of plasma CETP in lipoprotein metabolism was demonstrated by the discovery of CETP-deficient subjects with marked hyperalphalipoproteinemia.

Principle of Test Method:

The CETP assay is a solid-phase ELISA designed to measure human CETP mass in serum and plasma. It employs the quantitative sandwich enzyme immunoassay principle.


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