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VLDL Cholesterol Blood Test

A VLDL Cholesterol Blood Test is useful in measuring the amount of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) in your blood.  

Sample Report

Test Code: 319

Also Known As: Very low-density lipoprotein

Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)

Preparation: Fasting 9-12 hours required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


VLDL is considered to be one of the "bad cholesterols," together with LDL and Triglycerides.  High levels of these types of cholesterol can block your arteries and result in a heart attack.  

Risk factors include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advancing age
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity and overweight
  • Family History
  • Men are at a higher risk than women
  • High Blood Pressure




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