Select a lipid panel screen to check for heart disease and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Lipids are various forms of fat in the body and include cholesterol types found in cells and are used as a source of energy like glucose. Monitoring and maintaining proper cholesterol levels is important to your health because the extra cholesterol may be deposited on the walls of blood vessels as plaque, which can narrow or even block blood vessels and lead to heart disease or stroke. Our test includes the monitoring the flowing cholestrol types that will give you the power to manage these risk factors.:
• Total Cholesterol: The total amount of cholesterol in your blood.
• LDL “Bad Cholesterol”: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, this is known as bad cholesterol because it can lead to a hardening and clogging of your arteries.
• HDL “Good cholesterol”: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, this type of cholesterol helps to remove LDL from your blood.
• Triglycerides: Unused calories are stored by the body as triglycerides in fat (lipid) cells.
Oral contraceptives, IUDs, pregnancy, and menstruation may raise hs-CRP levels. Levels are lowest during ovulation.
The Lipid Panel blood test requires overnight fasting for 9 – 12 hours prior to going in for blood collection.
Important Blood Collection Information
Improper collection of blood specimens may affect laboratory results. Carefully read and follow the collection instructions. Persons with hemophilia or anti-coagulation therapy should consult a licensed physician or healthcare professional before using this kit.
All results are review by a licensed physician in your state prior to release. Urgent issues are uncommon with wellness testing. However, based on medical judgment and standard protocols, a physician will communicate directly with the user regarding what a concerning result is and the most appropriate intervention.