LIPID Panel (Cholesterol Lab Test)
With this cholesterol lab test you will get a complete overview of cardiovascular health indicators to discover current and potential heart health issues. It is your doctor who recommends such an investigation, but you can also order a lipid panel test without a doctor.
Cholesterol Test Includes:
Total Cholesterol – A measure of all cholesterol.
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) – The “bad” cholesterol which contributes to the build-up of plaque in the blood vessels.
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) – The “good” cholesterol which helps remove excess cholesterol and transport it to the liver to be removed from the body.
Triglycerides – Excess fats which can contribute to an increased risk of heart disease.
Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio
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What is Cholesterol?
High blood cholesterol, triglyceride, and lipoprotein levels are one of the most important risk factors for coronary heart disease and a heart attack. Cholesterol, a thick, fatty substance has its role in overall health but having too much of it in the blood makes your heart health vulnerable. Increased levels of LDL cholesterol, often referred to as “bad cholesterol”, has an important role in atherosclerotic plaque buildup. Decreased levels of HDL cholesterol, also known as “good cholesterol”, limits the “cholesterol cleaning capacity” of the body, thus increasing the risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease. Triglycerides are just one of the products in the cascade in the metabolism of fat. Although they have an important role in our bodies, studies show that excessive amounts pose as a risk factor for a heart attack and coronary heart disease.
The cholesterol, lipoproteins and triglycerides levels (lipid status) are affected by many factors. Age, gender, diet, physical activity, menopause, thyroid gland hormonal status are just a few of the many factors that determine the lipid status. Quite often, the first sign of thyroid disease is abnormal lipid status.
What does this cholesterol lab test reveal about your health?
This lipid profile cholesterol test will reveal your lipid status- one of the most important parameters of health. Just by analyzing the status of cholesterol and other components of the test it will be possible to assess what needs to be done in order to prevent coronary heart disease, heart attack (and many other serious health conditions such as a stroke or pancreatitis- a life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas). This affordable cholesterol lab test will not only reveal your lipid status but the best strategy to treat any of its deviations (strict diet, mild dietary restrictions, medicines, combined approach).
This panel combines popular tests to help evaluate the risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or stroke.
Also Known As: Cholesterol Panel, FLP
Estimated Time Taken
2 working days after collection of specimen.