These tests can help evaluate the health of your heart and arteries. The panel measures LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and triglycerides (the fat in blood). The results can help determine overall health.
Fasting is strongly recommended, but not required for this test for 8-12 hours before your appointment. Fasting before a blood draw means you don’t eat or drink anything except water.
The Cholesterol Panel includes:
- LDL (bad) cholesterol
- HDL (good) cholesterol
- Triglycerides (the fat in blood)
Turnaround time for this screenings is typically 1 business day. Additional time may be needed for confirmation due to high volume of people testing.