Cholesterol and Lipid Panel
This blood test helps to determine your risk of for cardiovascular disease by measuring the levels of good and bad cholesterol in your blood.
High levels of LDL, so called “bad cholesterol”, is associated with plaque build up and blockage of arteries in the heart and brain predisposing to future heart attacks and stroke.
Fast for 12 hours (no food or drink, except water).
In 24 hours following blood collection.
1. HDl Cholesterol
2. LDL Cholesterol
4. Total Cholesterol
1. Anyone who previously had not checked their cholesterol levels.
2. As part of a routine annual check up.
3. Monitoring response to treatment while on cholesterol lowering medications