The Lipids Panel can determine if you have abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. These are important because they can also help you and your doctor determine if you’re at risk for heart disease or other coronary (heart) illnesses.
Cholesterol is fat that is produced by the liver. It can also be obtained from foods like cheeseburgers, pizza, etc. There are two kinds of cholesterol – the good and the bad.
1. High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) = Good cholesterol.
2. Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) = Bad cholesterol.
The Lipid Panel includes the following tests:
FASTING REQUIRED ?
You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.
IS A DOCTOR'S ORDER REQUIRED?
No. You do not need to provide a doctor's order to get lab testing done
WHEN WILL I GET MY TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
No. You can walk in for same day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.
IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TESTS RESULTS WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
We recommend you share your results with your physician.