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Part Descriptions

LP173719-8   Stigmasterol
Stigmasterol is a phytosterol, meaning it is steroid derived from plants. As a food additive, phytosterols have cholesterol-lowering properties (reducing cholesterol absorption in intestines), and may act in cancer prevention. Phytosterols naturally occur in small amount in vegetable oils, especially soybean oil. One such phytosterol complex, isolated from vegetable oil, is cholestatin, composed of campesterol, stigmasterol, and brassicasterol, and is marketed as a dietary supplement. Sterols can reduce cholesterol in human subjects by up to 15%. The mechanism behind phytosterols and the lowering of cholesterol occurs as follows : the incorporation of cholesterol into micelles in the gastrointestinal tract is inhibited, decreasing the overall amount of cholesterol absorbed. This may in turn help to control body total cholesterol levels, as well as modify HDL, LDL and TAG levels. Many margarines, butters, breakfast cereals and spreads are now enriched with phytosterols and marketed towards people with high cholesterol and a wish to lower it. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Stigmasterol

LP173719-8   Stigmasterol
Phytosterols (e.g., β-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, and brassicasterol) are common components of plant foods,such as vegetable oils, seeds, and nuts. An average Western diet contains approx. 200-400 mg of phytosterols per day. Phytosterols are structurally similar to cholesterol and differ only in the number of carbons or double bonds in the side chain. Since serum and tissue phytosterols are derived from intestinal absorption, levels reflect dietary plant sterol intake and intestinal absorption. Markedly increased serum phytosterol concentrations (e.g., β-sitosterol > 50 mg/l) is seen in sitosterolemia, a rare autosomal recessive lipid disorder. These patients develop premature coronary heart disease. A study suggests that even slightly increased campesterol (3.8 ± 1.6 mg/l) and β-sitosterol (3.1 ± 1.1 mg/l) concentrations in serum may contribute to the risk of coronary heart disease. PMID: 15489546 Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMID:15489546

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Additional Names

Short Name
Stigmasterol SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Stigmasterol [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Stigmasterol, Blood

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.73
Last Updated
Version 2.73
Order vs. Observation

Formula (Readable)

< or = 0.5 mg/L

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
75858-1 Sterols panel [Mass/volume] - Serum or Plasma

Member of these Groups Get Info

LOINC Group Group Name
LG51388-3 Stigmasterol|Pt|Ser/Plas|412.702 g/mole

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Estigmasterol:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
fr-FR French (France) Stigmastérol:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Stigmasterolo:MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Concentrazione di Massa Plasma Punto nel tempo (episodio) Siero Siero o Plasma
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) stigmasterol:massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Stygmasterol:stężenie masowe:punkt w czasie:surowica lub osocze:ilościowy:
Synonyms: Stygmasterol
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Стигмастерол:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Массовая концентрация Плазма Сыворотка Сыворотка или Плазма Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Stigmasterol:KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 豆甾醇:质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
Synonyms: 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 水平;浓度;质量浓度(单位体积) 血清或血浆 豆固醇;豆固烯醇;不饱和植物固醇

Example Units

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mg/L Example UCUM Units

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