Cholesterol Check

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This Cholesterol Check is used to measure your levels of triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol. It can determine your risk of heart disease.

This test includes (expand individual tests for details):

 

Cholesterol Status

Triglycerides

Triglycerides circulate in the blood. We get them from our diet and a supply is made by our liver. The body converts excess calories into triglycerides which are then transported to cells to be stored as fat. Your body releases triglycerides to be used for energy. 

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a body fat (lipid). It is required by our bodies for building cell membranes and for producing a number of essential hormones. Cholesterol comes from he food we eat and is also created by the liver. Elevated cholesterol can greatly increase the chances of heart disease

HDL Cholesterol

HDL cholesterol is commonly known as good cholesterol. It removes cholesterol from the bloodstream and transports it to the liver. It is then broken down and removed from the body in bile.

LDL Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol is commonly known as bad cholesterol. It carries cholesterol and other fats to various tissues throughout your body. Too much LDL cholesterol can cause fatty deposits to accumulate on artery walls.

Non-HDL Cholesterol

Non-HDL cholesterol is calculated by subtracting your HDL cholesterol result from your total cholesterol.

Total/HDL Chol ratio

The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL is a good indicator of whether your cholesterol levels are healthy. This ratio should be as low as possible.