What is an LDL cholesterol test?
The purpose of an LDL cholesterol test is to determine the amount of “bad” LDL cholesterol in the blood. LDL is also known as low-density lipoprotein and carries cholesterol in the blood. Assessing the LDL cholesterol levels can be involved in the health screening, monitoring, and diagnosis.
When is the LDL cholesterol test recommended?
It is recommended:In the case of the risk factors for heart disease like smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, or a family history of heart disease.In diagnosed cases of heart disease. In the case of a person taking lipid-lowering medicines.As a part of the lipid profile along with cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL.As a part of the routine health check-ups.
What does it measure?
The LDL cholesterol test measures:The levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood. It consists mainly of cholesterol and similar substances, and a small amount of protein.The LDL cholesterol test is used to diagnose high cholesterol in your blood.This testing may be used to assess your risk of cardiovascular disease or monitor the changes in cholesterol over time.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the LDL cholesterol test in Mumbai?
The cost of the LDL cholesterol test in Mumbai is Rs. 180.
How often should I get tested for the LDL cholesterol test?
The LDL cholesterol test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the LDL cholesterol test?
< 100 mg/dl
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the LDL cholesterol test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the LDL cholesterol test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the LDL cholesterol test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the LDL cholesterol test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Or our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!