Cholesterol Test

This group of tests measures the cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your blood.

This group of tests measures the cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your blood.

This group of tests measures the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.

  • Because it includes both cholesterol and triglyceride levels, this test is generally referred to as a lipid panel.
  • These tests may be done as part of your regular checkup to assess your risk for heart disease or to monitor a chronic condition.

In an adult, the blood sample is usually taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm or by pricking a finger.

  • You will usually need to fast for nine to twelve hours before the test.
  • Ask your healthcare provider if you need to stop taking any medicines before the test. Don't stop taking any medicine unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so.
  • This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture).
  • There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?


Also known as:

Lipid Test
Lipid Panel
Laboratory Work
High Cholesterol Monitoring
Cholesterol Test
Cholesterol Screening
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