The different kinds of cholesterol and other fats in your blood are together called lipids. This test is used to assess your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) or to monitor treatment.
A lipid profile usually gives results for four different types:
- Total cholesterol
- LDL (low-density lipoprotein), the “bad cholesterol”
- HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the “good cholesterol”
- Triglycerides, another form of fat
Requirements: Fasting required (Please consult your physician). To fast for blood work, do not eat anything for 8 to 12 hours before the test. It’s best to schedule fasting blood work for the morning, so that you don’t have to spend the whole day hungry. If fasting is not done before blood work, the results of the blood tests may be inaccurate
CPT Code: 80061 (82465, 83718, 84478)
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