I am schedule for a cholesterol test, what should I expect?
November 19, 20191 min read
Four separate tests are carried out in a cholesterol test. Doctors check for the following
The concentration of Total Cholesterol
LDL (Low-density Lipoprotein also known as the bad cholesterol) – Your risk of cardiovascular disease would be high if the levels of LDL are elevated.
HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) - They are known as good cholesterol. Their levels should be higher than LDL because higher levels would fight against disease in your hearth and also transport LDL out of the body
Triglycerides (A type of Lipid molecule). They transport cholesterol in the bloodstream. However, elevated levels would expose you to vascular diseases.
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