Lipid Disorders: Diagnosis & Tests Menu

How Is a Lipid Disorder Diagnosed?

To check your cholesterol levels, your doctor will order a blood test called a lipid profile, or lipid panel. This test measures your total cholesterol (both LDL and HDL) and triglycerides. Before this test, your doctor will likely ask you to avoid eating and drinking liquids other than water for at least 8 to 12 hours.

The lipid profile measures cholesterol in milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter (mg/dL). Your total cholesterol level should be no higher than 200 mg/dL. Learn how to understand your cholesterol results.

Advertisement

Vascular Health Clinics is a regional multi-specialty program. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Vascular Health Clinics products or services. Policy

© Copyright 2018 Vascular Health Clinics. All rights reserved.

This information is provided by Vascular Health Clinics and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.

Vascular Health Clinics News & More