Location

Cholesterol – Total

Consult City's Top Doctors, The Minute You Need To

Your First consultation is
Free!

Free consultations with top Doctors

Sample pickup at home

Online reports within 48 hours

Overview

The Cholesterol – Total test is also known as lipid profile.

What is Cholesterol – Total Test?

Cholesterol – Total is a blood test to measure the total cholesterol in the blood. The standard cholesterol test is conducted as part of regular screening to detect a high level of cholesterol, which can cause heart diseases.

Why is Cholesterol – Total Test Suggested?

Patients with the following risk factors are also recommended the test:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Family history of heart diseases.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.

How is Cholesterol – Total Test Performed?

Cholesterol – Total is a blood test that is performed at a laboratory. The following steps are pursued:

  • A blood sample is collected.
  • The sample is tested to detect the levels of cholesterol and other lipoproteins.

The Cholesterol – Total Test can be done in fasting or non-fasting mode.

What are the Parameters Measured in Cholesterol – Total Test?

Cholesterol – Total Test measures the levels of total cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and Triglycerides.

Preparation before Cholesterol – Total Test

The Patient has to pre-schedule a Cholesterol – Total test and visit a lab for providing a sample.

  • If the test is performed in a state of fasting, then fasting must take place for 9 to 12 hours before the test.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor with respect to consuming medications before the test.

Post-care after Cholesterol – Total Test

The following post-care steps should be taken:

  • The patient can go home after giving a sample for the Cholesterol – Total test.
  • The patient should rest for some time if they feel weak or giddy.

Sample types in Cholesterol – Total Test

The Cholesterol – Total test is performed with an Intravenous blood sample.

Side-effects of Cholesterol – Total Test

Giving a sample for the Cholesterol – Total test is a safe procedure that does not usually carry major risks. Side effects may include

  • Excessive bleeding from the sample collection site for Cholesterol – Total Test.
  • Multiple punctures are needed if the vein cannot be located.

Explore mfine

Doctors

750+ Doctors

Hospitals

200+ Hospitals

Other Specialities

Download mfine App now

Give a missed call to 08061914343 to Download the App