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Lipid Panel Blood Test

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$41.25 $27.50

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  • Tests Included: 6

  • Est. 1-3 days Turnaround

  • Specimen type: Blood

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Lipids are a collection of fats and fat-like substances that are considered an important component of cells and sources of energy. The Lipid Panel blood test measures the essential lipids of the blood for monitoring. This tests the triglyceride and serum cholesterol levels. Since it aids in the evaluation of possible cardiovascular risk, this test includes evaluation of the High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, often termed as “good cholesterol”), HDL-C ratio, Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, often termed as “bad cholesterol”), Non-HDL-C (calculated from...

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  • Tests Included: 6

  • Est. 1-3 days Turnaround

  • Specimen type: Blood

  • Quest Diagnostics Location

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Lipids are a collection of fats and fat-like substances that are considered an important component of cells and sources of energy. The Lipid Panel blood test measures the essential lipids of the blood for monitoring. This tests the triglyceride and serum cholesterol levels. Since it aids in the evaluation of possible cardiovascular risk, this test includes evaluation of the High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, often termed as “good cholesterol”), HDL-C ratio, Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C, often termed as “bad cholesterol”), Non-HDL-C (calculated from total cholesterol minus HDL-C), and total cholesterol (evaluates all the cholesterol in all the lipoprotein particles).

Maintaining normal levels of these lipids is thus essential in leading a healthy life. Cholesterol is needed for the body but eating too much of foods that are high in saturated fats and trans unsaturated fats can result in a high level of cholesterol in the blood, which is actually not needed and bad for the body. The extra and unwanted cholesterol may be dumped as plaques on the walls of blood vessels and heightens the risk of numerous health issues, including heart disease and stroke. The Lipid Panel blood test thus helps in detecting cardiovascular risk. Additionally, it also helps identify if the patient is suffering from an ischemic event and may be used in the prevention and management of atherosclerotic disease, as well as in the detection of metabolic syndrome.

It is important to understand that the high levels of HDL (good cholesterol) are associated with a reduced risk of heart and blood vessel disease, whereas high levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) are associated with increased risk of heart and blood vessel disease, including coronary artery disease and heart attacks.

 

Cholesterol, Total
Triglycerides
HDL Cholesterol
LDL-Cholesterol (calculated)
Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calculated)
Non-HDL Cholesterol (calculated)

  • Test Code: 7600
  • CPT Code: 80061
  • Alternate Name: Standard Lipid Panel,Martin Hopkins calculation,Non-fasting Lipid Panel
  • Test Instructions : Fasting is not required prior to collection of a lipid panel. The assay manufacturer Beckman Coulter advises: "N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been. . . determined to interfere with assays for. . . cholesterol, uric acid" where "NAC interference may lead to falsely low results." According to Beckman Coulter, the NAC interference should be insignificant by 12 hours after completion of the initial loading dose of an IV infusion treatment regimen consisting of an initial loading dose of 150 mg/kg administered over 1 hour, a second dose of 50 mg/kg administered over 4 hrs and a third dose of 100 mg/kg administered over 16 hrs.

    Please do not exercise prior to testing. It is best that your blood is taken in a rested state.

  • Fasting: No
  • Methodology: Spectrophotometry (SP)
  • Results In: 1-3

    Note: Turn around times on results are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, etc. You can contact us to discuss when your results should be ready and we will contact the lab on your behalf immediately.

  Male Female
Total Cholesterol (mg/dL) (mg/dL)
<20 Years <170 <170
≥20 Years <200 <200
HDL Cholesterol    
<20 Years >45 >45
≥20 Years ≥40 ≥50
Triglycerides    
10-19 Years <90 <90
≥20 Years <150 <150
LDL-Cholesterol (calc)    
<20 Years <110 <110
≥20 Years <100 <100
Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calc) <5.0 <5.0
Non-HDL Cholesterol (calc)    
<20 Years <120 <120
≥20 Years <130 <130

 

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