What is a Lipid Profile test?
A lipid profile also known as a total cholesterol test is done to measure the amount and type of fat in the blood. That, It will measures LDL(low density lipoprotein), HDL(high density lipoprotein), and triglycerides in the body.
People having overweight, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and a family history of high cholesterol or heart attacks should get their lipid profile testing done regularly. People undergoing treatment for high cholesterol and heart disease should also require regular cholesterol testing to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
It is crucial to establish an accurate diagnosis of lipid profile to proactively eliminate the risks of stroke or major cardiovascular diseases.
When is a Lipid Profile test recommended?
In adults, it is recommended that even people with no risk factors for heart disease should get a fasting lipid profile performed every four to six years. If there are other risk factors are present, it is recommended that the test can be performed more frequently. One of the major risk factors for several diseases and medical conditions is a high level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
What does it Measure?
The Lipid Profile Test typically measures the levels of total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. The other results that may be reported include derived VLDL cholesterol, derived non-HDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio.
Lipids are fatty acids that store energy for the body and play essential roles in cellular structure and cell signalling. Cholesterol and triglycerides are essential lipids, that are carried in the blood by lipoprotein particles made up of cholesterol, triglycerides, proteins, and phospholipid molecules. The lipoprotein particles are classify according to their density into High density lipoproteins (HDL), Low density lipoproteins (LDL), and Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL).
Cholesterol is a waxy fat like substance is found in all the cells in the body, as well as obtained from dietary sources. It is an essential part of the structural framework of the cells apart from performing various vital body processes. However, excess cholesterol is harmful. Increased cholesterol in the blood can cause it to get deposited on the inner walls of the blood vessels forming plaque.
Triglycerides: The commonest type of fat (lipid) is found in the body. When you eat food your body converts it into many calories and it doesn't need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides is stored in the fat cells. Later, hormones are released triglycerides for energy between meals. If you eat regularly more calories than you burn, particularly from high-carbohydrate foods, you may have high triglycerides is called hypertriglyceridemia.
High-Density Lipoproteins or HDLs are high-density particles that help to reduce the chances of cardiovascular diseases by picking up and carrying lipoprotein particles of lower density to the liver for disposal.
Low-Density Lipoproteins or LDLs cholesterol, is a fat that circulates in the blood, moving cholesterol around the body to where it is needed for cell repair and deposit it inside of artery walls. Lipoprotein particles are low density which carries cholesterol to the tissues. Cholesterol carried by LDLs easily comes out of the blood and gets deposited on the inner walls of the blood vessels, increasing the chances of cardiovascular diseases.
Very Low-Density Lipoproteins (VLDL) is a type of lipoprotein cholesterol that the liver makes. VLDL is a type of LDL cholesterol. However, VLDL carries triglycerides, a type of fat, to the body’s cells and tissues, LDL carries mainly cholesterol. Excess triglycerides in the blood cause an increase in VLDL particles which in turn again increases the chance of developing cardiovascular diseases. Improper flow of blood prevents the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the vital organs and may cause a heart attack or stroke.
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 Lipid Profile test?
The cost of the Lipid profile test in Noida is Rs. 550.
How often should I get tested for the Lipid Profile test?
Most healthy adults should have their cholesterol checked every 4 to 6 years. Some people, who have heart disease or diabetes or who have a family history of high cholesterol, need to get their cholesterol checked more often. Prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for a Lipid Profile test?
The Normal ranges:
Cholesterol - 120 - 200 mg/dL
Triglyceride - 60 - 160 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol - 35 - 70 mg/dL
LDL Cholesterol - < 130 mg/dL
VLDL Cholesterol - 0 - 35 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 has to be taken in the Morning.
Is Fasting required for Lipid Profile test?
For this test, you may be asked to fast for at least 10-12 hours before the test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Lipid Profile test?
Fasting means not eating or drinking Coffee, Tea, Milk, and Tender Coconut Water, anything except water.
How can I book a Lipid Profile test in Noida?
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