A cholesterol blood test is the first step in diagnosing high cholesterol. We’ll help you understand your test results.
To assess your cholesterol level, your doctor will usually ask for a simple blood test called a lipoprotein profile.
How often do you need a cholesterol test? That depends on whom you ask. Guidelines can be inconsistent.
A complete cholesterol test checks your blood to see if your cholesterol and triglycerides are at a healthy level.
The different kinds of cholesterol and other fats in your blood are together called lipids.
An ApoB test helps your doctor analyze whether or not you are at risk for heart disease.
Cholesterol home test kits are available to use between appointments with your health care provider.
Fasting means you don't eat or drink anything but water usually for 8 to 12 hours beforehand.
Your high cholesterol care team depends on things like how high your levels are, what’s causing it, and other conditions.
Lipidologists work with primary care doctors and cardiologists to make prevention or treatment plans around cholesterol.