LIPID PROFILE 

Test Details:

Lipids are usually a group of fats that are present as an essential component of the cells and they act as a source of energy. The Lipid Profile Test is done to monitor the risk of cardiac diseases by measuring the levels of lipids present in the blood.

Test Required for:

Lipids are fat-like substances which are important constituents of cells and source of energy. A lipid profile is used to measure the levels of specific lipids such as LDL cholestrol, HDL cholestrol, triglycerides in the blood. The components of lipid profile help in the identification, classification and monitoring of patients with hyperlipidemia.

Test Ordered for:

The lipid profile is ordered to determine risk of cardiac diseases.

Test Recommended:

Lower High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) indicates increased risk of coronary diseases and heart attack. Higher value of Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) indicates risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis. Lower value of LDL indicates Inherited lipoprotein deficiency, Hyperthyroidism, Infection, Inflammation, Cirrhosis. Higher chole

  • Preparation : 12 hrs overnight fasting, earlier day light dinner
  • Online Report Delivery : Same Day
  • Sample Type : Blood

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What is Lipid Profile or Lipid Panel Test?

Lipids are usually a group of fats that are present as an essential component of the cells and they act as a source of energy.

The Lipid Profile Test is done to monitor the risk of cardiac diseases by measuring the levels of lipids present in the blood.

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What are the normal ranges for Lipid Profile or Lipid Panel Test?

The Lipid Profile Test has several components. The normal ranges for each component are as follows:

  • HDL (High Density Lipoprotein): over 45 mg/dL
  • LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein): Less than 100mg/dL
  • Total cholesterol: Less than 200 mg/dL
  • Triglyceride: Less than 150 mg/dL
  • VLDL (Very Low-Density Lipoprotein): 2 to 30 mg/dL.

 

What does the deviation from the normal ranges indicate?

Component: HDL

Lower values: Increased risk of coronary diseases, Increased risk of heart attack

 

Component: LDL  

Higher values: Increased risk of atherosclerosis, Increased risk of heart disease

Lower values: Inherited lipoprotein deficiency, Hyperthyroidism, Infection, Inflammation, Cirrhosis

 

Component: Cholesterol

Higher values: Increased risk of atherosclerosis, Increased risk of heart disease

Lower values: Depression, Anxiety

 

Component: Triglycerides

Higher values: Cirrhosis, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Hypothyroidism, Kidney disease, Pancreatitis

Lower values: Hyperthyroidism, Malnutrition

 

Component: VLDL

Higher values: Increased risk of atherosclerosis, Increased risk of heart disease

 

Is there any preparation required for this test?

12 hrs fasting is mandatory.