Cholesterol Total Test
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Cholesterol Total Test is done to determine whether your cholesterol is high and estimate your risk of developing heart attacks and other forms of heart disease and diseases of the blood vessels.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance. Your liver makes all the cholesterol your body needs. But you take in more cholesterol from certain foods, such as those from animals. If you have too much cholesterol in your body, it can build up in the walls of your arteries (as "plaque") and eventually harden. This process, called atherosclerosis, actually narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to travel through the vessels.
A measure of Total LDL and HDL Cholesterol together with a Triglyceride count informs us about the risk of coronary artery disease (Heart Disease).
This test is also useful in the diagnosis of other related diseases such us Hyperlipoproteinemia, Atherosclerosis, Hepatic and Thyroid Diseases.
Preparation: No special preparation is needed for this test
You can order this test individually or as part of the following panels: