CHOLESTEROL 

Test Details:

Cholesterol is a definite type of lipoprotein that is present in the blood. Serum Cholesterol Test usually measures the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood and it includes the measurement of both low-density and high-density lipoproteins.

Test Required for:

Cholesterol is a fat like substance that is required to keep organs healthy. Cholesterol test is done to measure the amount of good or bad triglycerides and cholesterol in your blood. Around 70% of it is in the liver. This will indicate LDL, HDL and VLDL in the blood.

Test Ordered for:

To check cholesterol level in blood

Test Recommended:

Both low and high density lipoproteins are measured. High value puts you at risk of cardiovascular diseases which includes Atherosclerosis and stroke.

  • Preparation : 12 hrs fasting
  • Online Report Delivery : Same Day
  • Sample Type : Blood

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What is Serum Cholesterol Test?

Cholesterol is a definite type of lipoprotein that is present in the blood. Serum Cholesterol Test usually measures the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood and it includes the measurement of both low-density and high-density lipoproteins.

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What are the normal ranges for Serum Cholesterol Test?

The normal ranges are as follows:

Serum cholesterol: less than 200mg/dL
LDL cholesterol: less than 100mg/dL
HDL cholesterol: higher than 55mg/dL in case of women and higher than 45mg/dL in case of men
Triglycerides: less than 150mg/dL

What do the deviations from the normal ranges indicate?

Higher values indicate:

Increased risk of cardiovascular diseases including stroke and Atherosclerosis

Lower values indicate:

Good control of cholesterol
Drug (statin) effect

Is there any preparation required for this test?

No special preparation is required.