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Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting required

A cholesterol test is a blood test that measures the amount of each type of cholesterol and certain fats in your blood. Too much LDL cholesterol in your blood may put you at risk for heart disease and other serious conditions.
  • Why Take this Test

    Total blood cholesterol is a collective term involving estimation of LDL, HDL and VLDL. Test results give a preliminary assessment of the individuals risk for heart disease, which guides further specific testing to reach a definitive diagnosis.

  • Is this Test For You

    Your doctor may advice this test if you have


    Slurred speech.

    Extreme fatigue.

    Chest pain or angina.

    Shortness of breath.

    Numbness or coldness in extremities.

    High blood pressure.

  • More Information

    Cholesterol is a vital chemical present in the body and performs many functions such as coating the cells of the body-forming the cell membrane, producing certain components called bile acids which aid in digestion of fats.

    Additionally, it performs an imperative role in production of certain vital nutrients like vitamin D and sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (steroid hormones). Elevated levels of cholesterol indicate a risk for heart disease, atherosclerosis and stroke and hence estimating blood cholesterol levels is one of the most fundamental and critical test in routine screening and health check-up.

Sample: 2 mL of Serum

Methodology: CHOD-POD