The Cholesterol Test looks at overall cholesterol levels and triglycerides (the main components of natural fats and oils). Cholesterol and triglycerides are the main things tested in this panel.
Monitoring and maintaining proper cholesterol levels is important to your health. The extra cholesterol may be deposited on the walls of blood vessels as plaque, which can narrow or even block blood vessels and lead to heart disease or stroke.
With this test, the patient will receive results for the following:
TC - Total Cholesterol
HDL - High-Density Lipoproteins - good cholesterol
LDL - Low-Density Lipoproteins - bad cholesterol
TRG - Triglycerides
TC/HDL Ratio - the ratio between Total Cholesterol and High Density Lipoproteins
With a single finger stick, we can run this test.
This test requires 12 hours of fasting.