What is a lipid panel?
A lipid panel tests your cholesterol and lipid values, including:
A lipid panel may help evaluate dietary recommendations and identify risk factors for conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Who needs a lipid panel?
You may need a lipid panel if:
A lipid panel can help you understand how diet and lifestyle changes may benefit you. Nevertheless, everyone should get a lipid panel annually with their regular checkups.
How often should you test your lipids?
It is recommended to test your lipids at least once a year or after every lifestyle change, for example:
What does a lipid panel test for?
A lipid panel test is used to monitor heart health by measuring the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. It is used to identify a person's risk for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and coronary artery disease.
For how long should you fast for a lipid panel?
The average fasting time before your blood lipid panel is 8-12 hours.
Do I need to visit a doctor?
No doctor visit needed.
How do I get my results?
You get your results via email as soon as they are available.
Does my lab prescription expire?
Your lab prescription never expires.*
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test?Speak with our Wellness Team: (877) 283-7882
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