RealTime Laboratories
When you cannot be wrong
Clinical Services 1
  • focused on quality

    RealTime Laboratories,a CAP/CLIA certified laboratory, is focused on quality results. We provide a variety of diagnostic testing and work closely with researchers needing pre-clinical and nonclinical services. Contact us today to speak with someone today.

Pre-clinical Services 2
  • Contract Research Services

    Research is the heart of medical discovery. You have dedicated your life to searching for answers and you need accurate, reproducible results every time.

    Our pre-clinical services are designed to provide you with a solution.

    Learn more today.

Environmental Services 3
  • Mold Exposure

    Our environment surrounds and affects us daily and the negative effects can be detrimental to your health and your family’s health.


    The environment of your home should be a safe place for your family.

    Find out what’s in your walls today.

Patients

Who We Are

At RealTime Laboratories, we understand the physical, emotional and psychological toll that accompanies an illness.  Our reliable tests help patients, physicians and researchers understand, diagnose, and discover new paths for treating health conditions relating to autoimmune diseases, debilitating conditions, and the exposure to environmental toxins.   



Location    

RealTime Laboratories, Inc. 

4100 Fairway Ct.
Suite 600

Carrollton, Texas  75010

 

Patients:  1.855.692.6767

Doctors: 972.492.0419

Fax: 972.243.7759

 

General Inquiries: info@realtimelab.com


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Patients - Oxidized LDL Information Print
Oxidized LDL (OxLDL) is a precursor to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Its presence is an early indicator of high blood pressure (hypertension), possible heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. It comes from the wall of the early damaged artery. If elevated, the doctor can help the patient change diet and life style to possibly prevent hypertension, heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. A simple blood test could change the direction of patient's health.

Testing for atherosclerosis risk factors generally look at correlates of the disease such as elevations of LDL or lowering of HDL cholesterol. The test for OxLDL is unique as OxLDL is both a biomarker and a contributing factor in the formation of atherosclerosis (Ishigaki et al. 2009).

Low density lipoprotein (LDL) is actually a complex of lipids and proteins and is the major carrier of cholesterol to maintain normal cell functions. Under conditions with excess lipids (hypercholesterol), excess oxidative stress or genetic abnormalities, specific components of LDL can become altered or oxidized and the transport of cholesterol is disrupted. The OxLDL is then recognized by the clean up cells of the body called macrophages, which begin to engulf and remove the OxLDL. However, as the level of OxLDL increases, the macrophage cells cannot work properly and become laden with the foamy looking cholesterol from the LDL complex. These 'foam cells' lead to damage to the macrophage cells, the accumulation of cholesterol and oxidized LDL in the wall of arteries and a persistent inflammation that is known as atherosclerotic plaque (Miller et al. 2010).

Large studies have demonstrated that elevations of OxLDL levels are correlated with the progression of heart disease and that the ratio of OxLDL/HDL has the best correlation of the progression of heart disease. There are additional studies showing correlation of OxLDL with metabolic syndrome  as well as diabetes and obesity. As with any lab test, the results of the OxLDL test needs to be correlated with the clinical condition and the evaluation a physician before any diagnosis can be made.