What is the Cholesterol (Total) test?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance generally produced by the liver. The other parts of the body also produce cholesterol but in less amount. But, most of the cholesterol is out there from the food items, that are consumed by a private. Cholesterol is an important lipid constituent of cell membranes. It is also required to form vitamin D and a precursor of steroid hormones like androgens, estrogens, progestins, mineral corticosteroids, and bile acids, are essential for fat digestion.
A total cholesterol test is also a part of the test in a lipid panel or lipid profile that measures the amount of cholesterol in your blood.
The total cholesterol includes LDL (LDL) or bad cholesterol and HDL (HDL) or good cholesterol.
This test is completed to screen the danger of developing heart condition and to see the efficacy of the continued lipid-lowering treatment.
When is a cholesterol (Total) test recommended?
A cholesterol (Total) test is recommended by the doctor to determine whether your cholesterol is high or normal and to estimate your risk of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease of the blood vessels.
A cholesterol test can help determine your risk of the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in your arteries which will cause narrowed or blocked arteries throughout your body (atherosclerosis).
A cholesterol test is an important tool. High cholesterol levels often are a major risk factor for artery coronary disease.
What does it measure?
Cholesterol is important for all times, because it is required by the body to figure properly. It plays a task within the formation of cell membranes altogether organs and tissues within the body. It is related to the formation of hormones which are important for development, growth, and reproduction. It forms bile acids, which help to soak up nutrients from food.
Cholesterol is absorbed into the intestinal lining cells then incorporated into the lipoprotein complexes.
As cholesterol is insoluble within the blood it binds to the lipoproteins for transportation through the bloodstream and lymphatic fluid.
After entering the blood lipoproteins carry cholesterol to the various organs and tissues of the body. The cholesterol then utilized by organs or tissues for several functions. The unused or excess cholesterol is stored as fat droplets within the adipose cells for further usage.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports after 6 hours, after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cholesterol (Total) test?
The cost of the Cholesterol test in Noida is Rs. 150.
How often should I get tested for Cholesterol (Total) test?
The frequency of this test depends on various factors like age, history of heart disease, high blood pressure, physically inactive etc. Doctor assess your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for a Cholesterol (Total) test?
Desirable: < 200 mg/dl.
Borderline high: 200–239 mg/dl.
High: > 240 mg/dl.
What is the type of sample required?
We require blood for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Cholesterol (Total) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cholesterol (Total) test?
There are no Specific precautions for this test. Depends on the doctor.
How can I book a Cholesterol (Total) test in Noida?
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 a Cholesterol (Total) test with Orange Health in Noida?
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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!
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