Lipid Panel (Cholesterol and Triglycerides)
A Lipid Panel, also known as a Cholesterol and Triglyceride Panel, is a blood test that measures various types of fats in the blood. It provides information about a person's cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels, which are important markers of cardiovascular health. The Lipid Panel typically includes total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and calculated or direct LDL. It is usually ordered as part of a cardiovascular risk assessment or to monitor lipid levels in individuals with a history of heart disease or other risk factors.
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