Hyperlipidemia tests

Tests could include:

  • A complete cholesterol test (also called a lipid panel or lipid profile) measures the amount of "good" and "bad" cholesterol and the level of triglycerides in your blood. Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly. H...
  • The triglyceride level test, also referred to as a "triacylglycerol test," is a blood test that helps to determine the amount of triglycerides in blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. The test helps determine a person's risk o...
  • LDL stands for low-density lipoprotein, a type of cholesterol found in your body. LDL is often referred to as bad cholesterol. This is because too much LDL causes a build-up of cholesterol in your arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and stro...
  • An HDL test measures the level of “good” cholesterol in your blood. HDL is high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Lipoproteins are composed of protein and fat. HDL is known as the good cholesterol because it carries the “bad&rdquo...
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad cholesterol" is typically associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Lipoproteins are substances made up of protein and fat.
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