Calculator for Sampson LDLC plus Lipoprotein Phenotype

· A new method for the classification of lipoprotein phenotypes is described, which can categorize patients into all the Fredrickson-like phenotypes except for Type III.

· The new method can be readily used to assign lipoprotein phenotypes based solely on the results of a standard lipid panel.

· It was validated by a commercial NMR lipoprotein profile and by agarose gel electrophoresis/beta-quantification in a large number of subjects.

· Lipoprotein phenotyping can aid in the prognosis and help direct clinical management for patients with dyslipoproteinemias.