A test that uses blood from the arm to measure your total, HDL-, and LDL-cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. The test requires a fast for 9-12 hours beforehand. Nothing can be consumed but water, or coffee or tea with no cream or sugar.
A blood test that measures cholesterol numbers, usually done after a 9-12 hour fast. The test gives information about Total cholesterol; LDL (bad) cholesterol; HDL (good) cholesterol; and Triglycerides (Read about " Cholesterol")