Lipid Panel with LDL/HDL Ratio
A lipid panel usually measures 3 different kinds of lipids in the blood, all of which are related to a type of fat called cholesterol. The 3 kinds of lipids are LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and Triglycerides. The lipid panel also measures total cholesterol, which is the sum of all types of cholesterol in your blood. High levels of total cholesterol in your blood generally also increase your risk of heart disease. Because high cholesterol itself does not cause symptoms, you may not know that your cholesterol level is too high. Fast for 12-14 hours prior to testing.