The non-HDL Cholesterol test displays the levels of total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your LDL (bad) cholesterol.
What is the Non-HDL Cholesterol test?
The non-HDL Cholesterol test displays the level of cholesterol inside the body. Measuring the non-HDL Cholesterol level provides a better evaluation of the danger of heart disease in comparison to measuring LDL only. This is particularly true if a patient has a high level of triglycerides.
The non-HDL Cholesterol level can be found by subtracting the HDL cholesterol from the total cholesterol of a patient.
Why is the Non-HDL Cholesterol test suggested?
A non-HDL Cholesterol test is suggested when LDL cholesterol is high, and HDL cholesterol is low. Under these circumstances, a person can be at risk of getting a heart attack or a stroke.
How is Non-HDL Cholesterol performed?
The non-HDL Cholesterol test is done by taking a blood sample.
- A band will be wrapped around the arm.
- The area will be sanitized to prevent infection.
- A needle will be used to inject the vein and remove the required amount of blood.
What are the parameters measured in Non-HDL Cholesterol?
In Non-HDL Cholesterol blood test, non-hdl cholesterol is measured in milligrams per decilitre.
Preparation before performing Non-HDL Cholesterol
The non-HDL Cholesterol test can be performed with or without fasting. Talk with your healthcare provider and mention if you are on certain medication.
Post-care after Non-HDL Cholesterol
After the non-HDL Cholesterol test, your healthcare provider will look at your reports and help you with further procedures, if needed.
Sample types in Non-HDL Cholesterol
For the non-HDL Cholesterol test, a blood sample is collected.
Side effects/risks of Non-HDL Cholesterol
After a non-HDL Cholesterol blood test, patients can return to their daily activities. However, the test may be accompanied by the following side effects:
- Bleeding, bruising, infection, lightheadedness, or feeling faint.