Lipid Panel -This blood test checks your standard medical Lipid & Cholesterol markers.
What is a Lipid Panel Test?
The Lipid Panel Test is a blood test that checks standard Lipid marker levels.
Why is a Lipid Panel Test important?
Cholesterol is important for fat, membrane and steroid synthesis. When chronically elevated, it can lead to plaque generation and has been correlated with cardiovascular disease. HDL, or High-density Lipoprotein, transports cholesterol around the body and elevated levels have been correlated with fewer cardiovascular diseases. Elevated LDL, or Low-density Lipoprotein, levels can result in the formation or arterial plaques and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Triglyceride levels are increased with alcohol and carbohydrate intake and reduced with exercise, omega-3 acids and fish oil. VLDL, or Very Low Density Lipoprotein, is a cholesterol tranporter in the blood.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.
After placing an order, you will receive a doctor approved lab order by email usually within 20-30 minutes. The emailed Lab Requisition will allow you to go to a local patient collection site to get tested. You will not have to pay any additional lab, collection or doctor's fees. Most test will normally report within 48-72 hours by secure email. List of collections site can be found using our Lab Locator Tool. If you have any questions please call our offices at 1-844-455-6355 or chat online with a member of our Care Team.