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Lipid Profile Panel

Lipid Profile Panel

$47.00

Concerned about your heart health? Measure what matters.

Lipids (also known as fatty substances) can tell you a lot about the state of your overall health. For example, high levels of “bad” or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries and increase your risk for heart disease; however, high levels of “good” or HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can actually reduce your risk by removing excess LDL from the body.

This cholesterol and lipids panel measures the fatty substances used in the body as energy that contribute to heart health (including cholesterol and triglycerides) to help assess the risk of heart disease.

SAMPLE TYPE
Blood, Fasting Required

Whats included?

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LDL Cholesterol (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

Measures the amount of LDL in the blood, known as the “bad” cholesterol because LDL particles can build up in the walls of your arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke hydration status and other urinalysis results.

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Total Cholesterol

A measure of the total sum of cholesterol (LDL, HDL, and VLDL) in the body.

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HDL Cholesterol (High-Density Lipoprotein)

Measures the amount of HDL in the blood, known as “good” cholesterol because it comes from particles that remove “bad “cholesterol from the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Triglycerides

Measures the number of triglycerides in the blood, a type of fat that circulates in your blood and comes from adipose, the primary fat stored from food used to supply your energy. High triglyceride levels can increase the risk of heart disease.

Why consider this test?

Common Concerns Essential Health Testing Southwest Labs local Albuquerque testing options

Common Concerns

Half of all U.S. adults have one or more chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or obesity.1

Lifestyle Matters Essential Health Testing Southwest Labs local Albuquerque testing options

Lifestyle Matters

Getting to know your numbers and overall quality of your health can help you make more informed decisions to live a healthier lifestyle.2

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Start with Screening

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.3

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Family History

Cholesterol & lipid tests can be appropriate for a healthy person, especially when there is a family history of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.4

References

1. “About Chronic Diseases | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/index.htm. Last reviewed November 19, 2018
2. “Know Your Health Numbers.” American Heart Association, https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/diabetes/prevention–treatment-of-diabetes/know-your-health-numbers  Last reviewed August 2015.  
3.“Check-Ups Are Important – Family Health – CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/family/checkup/index.html. Last reviewed August 2017.
4. “Getting Your Cholesterol Checked.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_screening.htm. Last reviewed February 9, 2018.