This is a standard panel of tests providing basic cholesterol information. Testing includes Total Cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol ("good"), LDL-cholesterol ("bad"), and Triglycerides.
(also known as "Cardiac Risk Panel") - The definitive test for blood lipids. Gives values for total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. Must be done after 10-12 hour fast, abstinence from alcohol for at least 48 hours, and 6-8 weeks after illness or surgery as these things can greatly affect the results.
Pattern of lipids in the blood. A lipid profile usually includes the total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, and the calculated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.