Cholesterol - Total - Serum

Cholesterol - Total - Serum

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The test for total cholesterol is used alone or as part of a lipid profile to primarily predict risk of narrowing of blood vessels which can lead to heart issues..

This Test Includes

Total Cholesterol

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Cholesterol - Total - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Fasting: Maintain fasting 10-12 hours before sample collection
  • 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
  • Meals: Please avoid fatty / oily foods , sweets and fruits - 3

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

This test is useful for
Screening: It is highly recommended if you have any of the following
Heart diseases
Smoking
Diabetes
High blood pressure
Unhealthy food habits
Age above 45 yrs.
Monitoring: This test not only helps to monitor your fat levels but also helps in delaying or preventing complications such as heart attack and stroke.
Management: This helps to check the effectiveness of treatment and helps the doctor to change the treatment plan accordingly.

What is this test

Cholesterol - Total test measures the total cholesterol in blood. It is a routinely advised test as a part of comprehensive lipid profile. It is routinely advised to assess  risk of cardiovascular diseases in an individual. Monitoring and maintaining a healthy level of the lipids is essential for a healthy heart.