Lipid Profile Test
A lipid profile test, also known as a lipid panel, is a blood test that measures the levels of various fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides, in the blood. It is commonly used to assess the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Indications of the Test
The test is used to monitor and screen for the risk of cardiovascular disease. It helps in assessing the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which are important factors in determining the risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Fasting: Patients may need to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test, drinking only water. This requirement may vary, so it’s important to follow the specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider.
- Medication and Substance Disclosure: Patients should inform their healthcare provider about all the medicines, herbs, vitamins, and supplements they are taking, including non-prescription medicines and illicit drugs.
Typical Reference Values
The typical reference values for a lipid profile test include:
- Total cholesterol
- LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
- HDL (“good”) cholesterol
The turnaround time for a lipid profile test may vary depending on the laboratory where the test is conducted. Patients are advised to consult their healthcare provider or the testing facility for specific information about the turnaround time.
Order This Test
You can order the lipid profile test by clicking the “Order Test” button and adding it to the cart. After placing the order, you will be provided with the necessary instructions for the test and the sample collection process.