The Cholesterol Blood Test measures your total cholesterol, good and bad cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
Is it for me?
A cholesterol blood test, also known as a lipid panel or lipid profile, is a popular medical test that determines the amounts of various lipids (fats) in your circulation. This test provides vital information about your cardiovascular health and can assist in determining your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.
A cholesterol blood test typically measures the following components:
Total Cholesterol: The overall quantity of cholesterol in your blood, which includes both “good” (HDL) and “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol: Also known as “bad” cholesterol, high LDL cholesterol levels are linked to an increased risk of arterial blockages and heart disease.
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol: Also known as “good” cholesterol, higher levels of HDL cholesterol assist eliminate LDL cholesterol from the arteries.
Triglycerides are a form of fat present in the blood that is frequently raised in patients with obesity, insulin resistance, and other metabolic disorders.
*You should not eat anything in the 12 hours leading up to your blood test.