Lipid Profile

Lipid Profile is a test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood to evaluate the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Too much cholesterol can build up in the blood vessels and arteries, damaging them and heightening the risk of problems like valve disease, stroke, and heart attack.

Cholesterol

Triglycerides

VLDL Cholesterol

Cholesterol/HDL Ratio

LDL/HDL Ratio

HDL Cholesterol

Direct LDL Cholesterol

Pre-Requisites Overnight (10-12 hrs) fasting is mandatory
Sample Type Serum
Report Delivery (TAT) 24 hrs
Method Spectrophotometry

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Adults: All adults aged 20 or older should have their cholesterol checked every 4 to 6 years if they don’t have any risk factors for heart diseases.
  • Family history: People who have heart disease or diabetes or who have a family history of high cholesterol
  • Children & adolescents: Children aged 9 to 11 years and young adults 17 to 21 years of age regardless of risk factors.

It helps to evaluate cardiovascular health by analysing cholesterol levels in the blood.

High cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms. Therefore, it is important to get your cholesterol checked with a lipid profile that measures total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol, and triglycerides.

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