Lipid Panel (Cholesterol, HDL,Fasting Lipids,Triglycerides, LDL)
(Cholesterol, HDL,Fasting Lipids,Triglycerides, LDL)
8hrs. Fasting required
Lipids are a group of fats and fat-like substances that are important constituents of cells and sources of energy. Monitoring and maintaining healthy levels of these lipids is important in staying healthy. (For more on lipids, see the "What is being tested?" section.)
The results of the lipid profile are considered along with other known risk factors of heart disease to develop a plan of treatment and follow-up. Depending on the results and other risk factors, treatment options may involve lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise or lipid-lowering medications such as statins.
- Spectrophotometry (SP)
- Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL-Cholesterol (calculated), Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calculated), Non-HDL Cholesterol (calculated)
- Cholesterol, HDL,Fasting Lipids,Cholesterol, LDL