Lipid Profile With Doctor Consultation
A lipid profile, also known as a lipid panel, is a set of blood tests used to detect lipid abnormalities like cholesterol and triglycerides. The findings of this test can be used to diagnose specific hereditary illnesses as well as estimate the risk of cardiovascular disease, pancreatitis, and other ailments.
The tests that are included in your Lipid Profile are LDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Non-HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, VLDL Cholesterol, LDL/HDL Ratio, TC/HDL Cholesterol Ratio. CNC Pathlab has 8 parameters that provide you with a detailed picture of your health. CNC Pathlab is a leading diagnostic lab that offers a wide range of health services to customers. In order to maintain your health from the comfort of your own home, you can choose from the Lipid Profile or other packages that are more suited to your needs (at-home services).
LIPID PROFILE TEST
The lipid profile test is a blood test that measures different types of lipids in the blood. The lipid profile test is also known by the names of a lipid panel, lipid test, cholesterol test, etc. It measures the levels of four different types of cholesterol and triglycerides.
- LDL (low-density lipoproteins): LDL is the cholesterol that is considered “bad cholesterol” because it forms plaques in the arteries and adversely affects heart health. Thus, LDL cholesterol should be maintained in the lower range.
- VLDL (very low-density lipoproteins): VLDL appears in the blood soon after we have consumed food. A lipid profile is done as a fasting test, and thus, if there is an increased level of VLDL in the blood sample, it can be suggestive of some metabolic disease.
- HDL (high-density lipoproteins): HDL cholesterol is also known as “good cholesterol” because it helps clear away the bad LDL cholesterol and prevents its build-up.
- Total cholesterol: It is the sum of all the different types of cholesterol in your body, i.e., LDL + VLDL + HDL.
- Triglycerides: Our body converts the excess calories into triglycerides and stores it as body fat. High levels of triglycerides are harmful to the heart, liver, and pancreas
You should have a lipid profile test if:
- You are a male over the age of 45 or a female over the age of 50.
- You are a smoker.
- You are obese.
- You have hypertension or diabetes.
- You have an immediate family member with a history of heart disease at a young age (below 55 years for males and below 65 years for females).
Why is the Lipid Profile Test Performed?
A lipid profile test is performed to find out about your cardiovascular risk factors. Elevated cholesterol levels can indicate that you might be at a higher risk of suffering from heart issues such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart attack (myocardial infarction), or stroke.
High cholesterol levels do not cause any visible symptoms. Thus, physicians use the lipid profile test to screen and monitor the lipid levels in the blood and detect elevated levels early on before they adversely affect cardiovascular health. The lipid panel is also used as a tool to:
- Diagnose other conditions such as fatty liver or pancreatitis.
- Monitor the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering medications if you are already on treatment for high cholesterol.
- Monitor the progression of hyperlipidemia if you had abnormal lipid profile tests previously.
How is a Lipid Profile Test Performed?
A lipid profile test is a blood test. To perform this test, a lab technician ties an elastic band on the upper arm and you are asked to make a fist. This ensures greater blood flow into the veins. The skin around the vein on the arm is cleaned to prevent any infection, and the needle is inserted into the vein. Blood is then drawn using a syringe, and the sample collected is sent to the laboratory for analysis. It usually takes 1-2 days for the test results to come.
The lipid levels are measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood. The normal values for different types of lipids are as follows:
- Total Cholesterol: Less than 200 mg/dL.
- HDL (high-density lipoproteins) cholesterol: More than 60 mg/dL.
- LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol: Less than 100 mg/dL; less than 70 mg/dL for people with diabetes.
- Triglycerides: Less than 150 mg/dL.
You can book an online appointment for a lipid profile test and choose the home sample collection option. Our phlebotomist crew is fully licensed, trained, and certified to collect blood samples from home. The lipid profile test price may differ from city to city. The cost of a lipid profile test in Delhi @CNCPathlab is very affordable. When making an online appointment for a lipid profile test with CNC Pathlab, one has the option of selecting home sample collection. The lipid profile test results will be made available online within 24 hours of sample collection, at which point anyone can consult their doctor and decide on the best course of treatment depending on their results.
How many total parameters are in Lipid Profile?
There are total 8 parameters in Lipid Profile
What type of tests are included in Lipid Profile?
The major tests include are LDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Non-HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, VLDL Cholesterol, LDL/HDL Ratio, TC/HDL Cholesterol Ratio.
Who is eligible to take this test?
- The Lipid Profile Test detects the amount of triglyceride and cholesterol in the bloodstream.
- Everyone over the age of 35.
- If a person has been diagnosed with heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, or another heart problem.
- People who smoke or drink excessively have a family history of high cholesterol, are physically sedentary and are overweight.
- Those who are currently receiving therapy for elevated cholesterol.
- If you get a headache, jaw pain, upper abdominal pain, sweating, a feeling of fullness, or shortness of breath, see your doctor.
Why are you taking this test?
- Analyses cholesterol levels in the blood to aid in the evaluation of cardiovascular health.
- It can assess the risk of cholesterol and fatty deposits forming in blood vessels.
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes.
- Aids in the detection of coronary artery disease and cholesterol testing.
No specific requirement