Also known as: cholesterol test.
A cholesterol screening is a blood test that measures your levels of different types of cholesterol. These include total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides.
What happens during the test?
The doctor or nurse will collect a small sample of blood from your arm using a syringe.
Is any special preparation needed?
You may need to avoid food, drink and certain medications for 9 to 12 hours before the test.
What are the risk factors?
Reviewed by: Danyal M Khan, MD
This page was last updated on: 6/15/2018 10:24:10 AM
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