Lipids are groups of fat-like substances, stored in the body that serves as a fuel source. Triglycerides, cholesterol and phospholipids are involved in a lot of biological functions. Monitoring and controlling lipid levels in important to ensure optimal health. Lipid profile provides a panel of tests to help determine an individuals degree of risk of a cardiac issue and also help in determining a treatment aid.
Why get tested:
To measure the cholesterol levels in all the lipoproteins.
To measure triglycerides and low density lipoproteins (VDL)
To calculate total cholesterol minus the high density lipoproteins and calculate ratio of total cholesterol to HDL- C.
To evaluate whether the lipid-lowering treatment is effective.
Blood Tests Included - 8
LIPID (8 )
• TOTAL CHOLESTEROL • HDL CHOLESTEROL - DIRECT • LDL CHOLESTEROL - DIRECT • LDL / HDL RATIO • NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL • TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIO • TRIGLYCERIDES • VLDL CHOLESTEROL