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Cholesterol

Instructions Patients are required to fast before cholesterol blood test for the 10 to 12 hours prior to having a cholesterol blood test sample taken. Patients are allowed to drink water during their fast and may take their normal medications as prescribed. Vitamins and other dietary supplements should not be taken the day of the blood test unless otherwise instructed by the doctor. Why It Is Used A lipid panel is a cholesterol blood test used to measure cholesterol levels and to aid in determining one’s risk of heart disease. Testing is especially important for those who have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease, are obese, are sedentary most of the time, or have been diagnosed with diabetes. Also, men over the age of 45 and women over the age of 55 are at higher risk and should be tested more frequently. How It Works The lipid panel blood test assesses a number of factors. The test gives a total cholesterol count that represents the amount of cholesterol in the blood. The test also provides information on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is often referred to as the “good” cholesterol and helps to eliminate “bad” cholesterol. The bad cholesterol is the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. The test provides a count of the LDL cholesterol - the substance that can start to build up in the arteries and cause blockages, as well as increased risk of a heart attack. The balance of HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in the body can help doctors to determine an individual’s cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. High cholesterol, by itself, does not have many outward signs or symptoms, and so a lipid panel is an important first step in determining risk. Results There are many different factors that can affect the level of cholesterol in one’s blood at any given time. If lab test results show one’s LDL cholesterol to be abnormally high or the total cholesterol in the blood is too high or too low, it is common practice for doctors to request the test be performed several more times over the next couple of months to see the fluctuation in cholesterol levels. Treatment is often started only after cholesterol levels are shown to be consistently out of normal range. Thank you for browsing our selection of Cholesterol blood tests and panels. Shop additional Heart Health Tests confidentially and order online without insurance or a doctor's note.

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NMR LipoProfile® With Insulin Resistance Markers (W...

The The NMR LipoProfile Blood Test in addition to standard cholesterol results, this test provides a direct measure of your LDL particle number (LDL-P).

Apolipoprotein B Blood Test

The Apolipoprotein B Blood Test is used to determine the level of apolipoprotein B in the blood, which helps assess an individual's likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease.

Lipid Blood Test Panel Plus Hemoglobin (Hb) A1C

The Lipid Panel Blood Test Plus Hemoglobin (HB) A1c measures fats in the blood, and the average glucose level from over 12 weeks, to screen for cardiovascular disease in individuals with diabetes.

Lipid Panel Blood Test With Total Cholesterol: HDL R...

The Lipid Panel Blood Test with Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio measures blood lipids to assess cardiovascular risk and monitor cholesterol treatment effectiveness.

Lipid Panel Blood Test With LDL:HDL Ratio

The Lipid Panel Blood Test With LDL: HDL Ratio Blood Test measures the amount of lipids, including different types of cholesterol, to assess the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Lipoprotein Phenotyping Profile Blood Test

A Lipoprotein Phenotyping Profile Blood Test is used to evaluate hyperlipidemia (high Cholesterol) to determine abnormal lipoprotein distribution and concentration in the serum.

Lipid Blood Test Panel Plus Hemoglobin A1C and Gluco...

The Lipid Blood Test Panel Plus Hemoglobin A1C and Glucose assesses cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk by measuring cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

VLDL Cholesterol Blood Test

This VLDL Cholesterol Blood Test helps assess your risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Lipid Panel Blood Test With Non-HDL

Lipid Profile with Non-HDL Blood Test is used to check the levels of cholesterol in your body.

Heart Health #1 Baseline Blood Test Panel

The Heart Health #1 Baseline Blood Test Panel is a detailed panel assessing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and overall health. 

High-density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol Blood Tes...

The High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Blood Test measures the level of good cholesterol in the bloodstream to assess the risk of heart disease.

Apolipoprotein Assessment Blood Test

The Apolipoprotein Assessment Blood Test measures the levels of apolipoproteins in the blood to help assess the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Lipid Panel Blood Test

The Lipid Panel Blood Test measures the amount of cholesterol and specific fats in the blood to screen for cardiovascular disease.

Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (Direct) Blood T...

A Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (Direct) Blood Test is used for the direct determination of LDL cholesterol.

Cardio IQ® Advanced Lipid Panel Blood Test

This Cardio IQ® Advanced Lipid Panel helps screen for cardiovascular disease risk and monitors treatment response.

Oxidized LDL-Doctor's Data Test Kit

Plasma levels of Ox-LDL are a sensitive biomarker of atherosclerosis.  Note: This is a pre-paid shipping test kit that will be mailed and it requires a blood draw. Please Click Here to locate a lab for specimen collection.

Apolipoprotein A1 Blood Test

The Apolipoprotein A1 Blood Test measures the levels of Apolipoprotein A1 in the blood, which can help assess an individual's risk of developing heart disease.

Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 (PLAC) Blood...

The PLAC Test is a blood test that measures an enzyme associated with the inflammation of your arteries.

Fatty Acids, Erythrocytes - Doctor's Data Test Kit

The Fatty Acids, Erythrocytes test is used to assess levels of the essential and non-essential fatty acids required for optimal health and wellness. Note: This is a pre-paid shipping test kit that will be mailed and it requires a blood draw. Please Click Here to locate a lab for specimen collection.

Oxidized Low-density Lipoprotein Blood Test

An oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) test is used to measure your LDL, or "bad cholesterol," levels that have been modified by oxidation.

Lipoprotein Fractionation Blood Test, NMR

A lipoprotein fractionation test is used to measure your LDL, or “bad cholesterol,” levels.

Cardio Check Profile-Genova Test Kit

This Cardio Check Profile measures lipid and cardiometabolic analytes in the blood to assess your cardiovascular risk and aid in developing targeted therapeutic strategies or lifestyle changes to minimize overall risk.  Note: This is a pre-paid shipping test kit that will be mailed and it requires a blood draw. Please Click Here to locate a lab for specimen collection.

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