Cholesterol Tests (Lipid Panel)

Cholesterol Tests (Lipid Panel)

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Ideal Patient: General Testing , Individual on cholesterol medication.

Testing Recommended: General Testing- Once a Year, Individual on cholesterol medication- Every 3 to 6 months

Testing Time*: 10 mins

Point of care test that screens for total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), Triglycerides, and corresponding ratios

A complete cholesterol test is also called a lipid panel. Medical Professionals use it to measure the amount of “good” and “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, a type of fat, in a person's blood. Your body needs cholesterol to function properly. However, too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, a clogging or hardening of your arteries.

For Men, routine Cholesterol tests are recommended from the age 35 or younger and for Women, you should begin routine cholesterol screening by age 45 or younger. It is important that Individuals diagnosed with High Cholesterol get tested regularly.

This is a fasted test, Patients are refrained from eating 6-8 hours before testing. Recommended time for testing is in the morning. 

*Testing times are subject to change depending on the time of arrival and availability