Labs: Lipid Panel

This panel measures:

  • Total cholesterol level.
  • Triglyceride level.
  • HDL cholesterol level.
  • LDL cholesterol level.
$40.00

Product Description

A lipid panel is a blood test that measures lipids-fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy by your body. Lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

This panel measures:

  • Total cholesterol level.
  • Triglyceride level.
  • HDL cholesterol level. This is the “good” cholesterol.
  • LDL cholesterol level. This is the “bad” cholesterol.

Other measurements that may be done for a lipid panel include:

  • Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol level.
  • The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL.
  • The ratio of LDL to HDL.

Lipids are found in your blood and are stored in tissues. They are an important part of cells, and they help keep your body working normally. Lipid disorders, such as high cholesterol, may lead to life-threatening illnesses, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), heart attack, or stroke.

Your doctor may order a lipid panel as part of a regular health examination. Your doctor may use the results of this test to prevent, check on, or diagnose a medical condition.

You usually need to avoid eating for 10 to 12 hours before you have this blood test. You may drink water and take medicines your doctor prescribed during this time. But avoid drinking liquids other than water.

If your practitioner  finds a lipid disorder, treatment may be started to help lower your blood lipid levels. Your treatment could include diet changes, weight loss, exercise, and possibly medications.

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The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of Precision Health Solutions, LLC to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom Precision Health Solutions, LLC makes arrangements for your blood tests. Precision Health Solutions, LLC will not be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.