What is HDL Cholesterol test?
High-density lipoprotein, otherwise known as good cholesterol, is one of the classes of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol in the blood. It is considered to be beneficial because it removes excess cholesterol from tissues and carries it to the liver for disposal. The test for HDL cholesterol measures the amount of HDL-C in the blood.
Why get the HDL Cholesterol test?
HDL-C may be ordered as part of a lipid profile during a health checkup. It is also recommended that all adults with no risk factors for heart disease.
When to take this test?
FastingEvery 6 monthsDo not eat or drink anything except water at least 10 to 12 hours before the test.HDL Cholesterol