Total Cholesterol TestMeasure the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, which may help identify your risk of developing cardiovascular problems like heart disease and stroke. Read more
This test is for anyone who wants to know their total cholesterol number, or to monitor certain medical conditions or the effects of medications. It 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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