LIPID PANEL (CHOLESTEROL LIPIDS WITH RATIO)

CAN I GET A LIPID PANEL CHOLESTEROL TEST AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?

Yes, you can. The Lipid Panel includes the following tests:

1. Total Cholesterol

2. HDL

3. LDL

4. HDL/LDL Ratio

5. Triglycerides

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?

Yes. You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A LIPID PANEL?

$49.00

*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?

Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.

WHAT IS A LIPID PANEL FOR?

The Lipids Panel can determine if you have abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. These are important because they can also help you and your doctor determine if you’re at risk for heart disease or other coronary (heart) illnesses.

Cholesterol is fat that is produced by the liver. It can also be obtained from foods like cheeseburgers, pizza, etc. There are two kinds of cholesterol – the good and the bad.

1. High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) = Good cholesterol.

2. Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) = Bad cholesterol.

Basically, you want a high HDL and a low LDL (see below for optimal results).

The Lipid Panel is a great panel to establish a “baseline” (an initial reading or level of results) and continuously monitor over time to ensure healthy results and take necessary action in elevated levels.

When all of these tests are evaluated together, your physician can determine if you would benefit from a cholesterol maintenance medication. If you’re already taking cholesterol medication, your doctor may require a more detailed test from ANY LAB TEST NOW such as the Cholesterol Medication Maintenance Panel before a refill can be completed.

WHY DO I NEED TO HAVE MY CHOLESTEROL TESTED?

Is your heart healthy?

Measuring your Total Cholesterol and other levels is one method to detect whether you’re at risk for heart or coronary artery diseases, among others.

OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:

Most customers interested in the Lipid Panel upgrade to the Cholesterol Maintenance Panel or Annual Check‐Up Panel for a better value.

WHAT IF MY LAB TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?

When you have elevated levels of these tests you should see your primary care physician. If your physician feels that you would benefit from a specialist, he/she may refer you to a cardiologist.

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