What are Cholesterol and Triglycerides?
Created in the liver from fats in our diet, Cholesterol is a form of fat that our bodies use to create cells, hormones, and vitamin D. Cholesterol does not dissolve in the bloodstream – instead, it bonds to carriers called lipoproteins, which transport it between cells.
However, not all cholesterol is created equal. There are two main types of cholesterol carried by lipoproteins: Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and High-density lipoproteins (HDL).
A Lipid Panel test includes results for:
- Total Cholesterol (TC)
- Triglycerides (TG)
- Calc LDL
Some Lipid Panels can give even more detailed information, such as the presence and sizes of various fat particles in your blood.
A doctor may order this test to help determine the risk of heart diseases, such as stroke or coronary heart disease, or to help manage cholesterol levels.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.
How it Works
- Select your test & location
- Visit your appointment
- Access your results