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.
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Must be 18+ years of age to purchase
Orders not permitted in: AK, HI, AZ
Blood (venipuncture—a needle is used to draw blood from a vein)
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.
The benefits of testing
You can get the information you need to support a healthy life - for yourself.
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.
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.
Get your results online
View your results through your secure account online. And it's easy to share the result with your doctor.