Lipid Profile - Complete Cholesterol Breakdown

Lipid Profile provides a detailed breakdown of the different lipoproteins in your blood. These results have to be compared against each other to provide a more accurate picture of what is going on, and to assess each individual's risk.

Cholesterol, total; high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (calculation); triglycerides; and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (calculation).

Recommendation: Periodic screening for high blood cholesterol is recommended for all men and women. The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel II, convened by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, recommends routine measurement of nonfasting total cholesterol and HDL in all adults age 20 or older. Screening young persons can provide other information to help stimulate lifestyle changes. Elevated cholesterol is an important risk factor for CHD in men and women in the U.S. and there is now good evidence that lowering cholesterol can reduce the risk of CHD. Measures that lower cholesterol and provide other health benefits (e.g. regular physical activity, reducing dietary fat, and maintaining a healthy weight) should be encouraged in all persons. Cholesterol screening can identify high-risk individuals who are most likely to benefit from individualized counseling.