Cholesterol - Lipid Panel Test
Rapid Test KC offers a rapid test for a full lipid panel
Results in 60 Minutes. Quick In & Out Patient Sampling
Call with Results & Email Reporting Available
Cost per Test: $110
Why Get a Cholesterol Lipid Panel Test
There are several reasons that a rapid panel would benefit patients. Here are a few to consider:
A patient wants to know if their diet, exercise, or medication is having a positive impact.
A patient would prefer not to have blood drawn in a laboratory setting.
A patient hasn't had lab work done in a long time and just wants to determine their health status.
Cholesterol Lipid Panel Test Details
With a single finger stick, we can run this test. Test requires 12 hour fasting.
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 ration between Total Cholesterol and High Density Lipoproteins
Why is This Test Useful?
Cholesterol is a major cause of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), and large clinical trials show that lipid-lowering therapy substantially reduces risk for CHD.
It is recommended that a fasting lipid profile should be performed at least every 5 years in all adults aged 20 years and older.
While the major focus of the studies has been to lower LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol) and triglycerides are also important to monitor and treat.
Total Cholesterol - less than 200mg/dL
LDL Cholesterol (bad) - less than 100mg/dL
Triglyceride - less than 150mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol (good) - greater or equal to 60mg/dL
* Lipid Profile also calculates the TC/HDL ratio, non-HDL cholesterol, and estimates the level of LDL cholesterol (referred to as the "bad cholesterol"). TC values of less than 200mg/dL are desirable. HDL levels greater than or equal to 60 mg/dL are protective. Normal fasting TRG levels should be below 150 mg/dL. LDL levels are optimal below 100 mg/dL.