Cholesterol HDL / HDL - Serum

Cholesterol HDL / HDL - Serum

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HDL cholesterol, HDL-C) is also known as good cholesterol as it helps to remove other forms of cholesterol form blood. This test measures the amount of HDL in blood 

This Test Includes

HDL Cholesterol

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Cholesterol HDL / HDL - Serum Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

  • As a part of lipid profile along with cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL.
  • As a part of routine health check up.
  • If you are already a diagnosed case of heart disease.
  • If you have risk factors for heart disease like cigarette smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus or a family history of heart disease.

Ideally, adults should get this test done for screening purposes once every five years even if. they don't have any risk factors.

What is this test

As part of a regular health exam with a cholesterol test or lipid profile; at least once every five years in adults; children should have a lipid profile screening at least once between the ages of 9 and 11 and then again between the ages of 17 and 21. It is ordered frequently if you have risk factors for heart diseases like smoking, high blood pressure, family history, diabetes mellitus.