Cardiac Lipid Cholesterol Panel
A Cardiac Lipid/Cholesterol Panel measures the lipids that are recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program to determine the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Total cholesterol is made up of HDL, or "good cholesterol," which decreases the risk for heart disease, and LDL, or "bad cholesterol," which increases the risk. Cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, work to decrease LDL and increase HDL. Triglycerides are now considered a risk factor for heart disease. The most recent treatment guidelines recommend lowering triglyceride levels in the blood.
- A fasting blood sample is needed.
Preparation for Your Test
- Do not eat or drink anything but water for 8 hours prior to your testing.
- Wear a short sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily.
The cost of this test is $28.
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