Total Cholesterol Test

Are you interested in knowing more about your heart health? Choose the Total Cholesterol Test to measure the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, which may help identify your risk of developing cardiovascular problems like heart disease and stroke.

+ $6.00 Physician Service Fee

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This test measures total cholesterol, which is the sum of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or “good”) cholesterol.
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Must be 18+ years of age to purchase

Orders not permitted in: AK, HI, AZ

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Type of samples to be collected:
Blood (venipuncture—a needle is used to draw blood from a vein)
Schedule an appointment, then visit one of our Patient Service Centers.
About the Test

The Total Cholesterol Test measures the total amount of cholesterol content in your blood based on your LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol) levels. High levels of LDL cholesterol in your blood may cause a buildup of fatty deposits in your arteries, which reduces blood flow. HDL cholesterol helps carry away LDL cholesterol while keeping your arteries open and allowing for blood to flow more freely. Too much cholesterol in your blood may damage arteries and blood vessels, which may increase the risk for stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.


This test will only provide a value for Total Cholesterol and not individual values for LDL or HDL.

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How Does it Work?
Take an in-person test at a Quest Diagnostics location.
Over 2000+ locations focus on your safety, confidentiality and convenience.
1. Purchase your test
Schedule your appointment after purchasing a test to minimize wait time.
2. Visit a location
Enter your zip code to find a Quest Diagnostics location closest to you.
3. Get results online
We will email you when your confidential results are available. 

The benefits of testing

You can get the information you need to support a healthy life - for yourself.

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Take control of your health

Conveniently shop and pay online for lab tests without a doctor's visit. An independent physician will review your request and if appropriate, confirm your order and offer oversight.

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Schedule and manage your appointments

Conveniently schedule your appointment online at one of our Quest Diagnostics locations. Certain tests may also offer self-testing home delivery.

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Get your results online

View your results through your secure account online. And it's easy to share the result with your doctor.