What is LDL Cholesterol test?
The LDL test is done as part of the lipid/cholesterol profile. Usually, it is conducted every four to six years for adults with no risk factors for heart diseases. If you are at risk of heart disease, doctors may ask for more frequent monitoring of LDL at regular intervals. You may be recommended to take this test regularly, especially if your previous results show that you are at risk.
What happens during this 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?
Optimal: < 100 mg/dL Near optimal / above optimal: 100- 129 mg/dL Borderline high: 130 – 159 mg/dL High: 160 – 189 mg/dL Very high: = 190 mg/dL mg/dl
Frequency to repeat test
Every 6 months
Precautions to be taken before for the test
Do not eat or drink anything except water at least 10 to 12 hours before the test.
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