Lipid (Cholesterol) Panel
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This group of tests measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.
Cholesterol and triglycerides are lipids, or fats.
This panel measures:
HDL ("Happy") cholesterol
LDL ("Lousy") cholesterol
Total cholesterol is a measurement of both good and bad cholesterol. LDL cholesterol moves cholesterol into your arteries, and HDL cholesterol moves cholesterol out of your arteries. A high HDL cholesterol number lowers your risk for coronary heart disease. A high LDL cholesterol number raises your risk for coronary heart disease.
By comparing your total cholesterol number with your HDL cholesterol number, your doctor can obtain another number called your total-cholesterol-to-HDL ratio. These combined numbers help figure out your risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.
The American Heart Association recommends that all adults older than 20 have a lipid profile once every five years.