Lipid

Lipid

 

Lipid Profile (TC; HDL; LDL; Triglycerides) (Fasting)
Cholesterol Test (TC; HDL; TC/HDL Ratio) (Non-Fasting)

This group of tests are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease. The tests that make up a lipid profile are tests that have been shown to be good indicators of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke caused by blockage of blood vessels (hardening of the arteries).

The lipid profile includes total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol (often called “good cholesterol”), LDL-cholesterol (often called “bad cholesterol”), and triglycerides. The lipid profile is used to guide healthcare professionals in deciding how a person at risk should be treated. 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. Patients must provide a fasting blood sample for this test.

The Cholesterol test will calculate the Total Cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, together with a calculated ratio of the two – this ratio is used by healthcare professionals as a guide in determining the balance of “good” and “bad” cholesterol.

Test costs

Lipid Profile (TC; HDL; LDL; Triglycerides) (Fasting)
£34.00

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