Also Known As
Cholesterol Panel, Coronary Risk Panel, Fasting Lipid Panel, Lipid Profile, or Lipid Test.
Purpose of the Lipid Panel with LDL and HDL Ratio
This lipid panel with ratios is one of the key heart health blood tests. Heart disease is a nationwide concern in America. It contributes to 1 out of 3 deaths and, along with stroke, costs almost $1 billion a day in medical costs and lost productivity.
Blood screening tests give you important information that can detect cardiovascular issues which may require treatment in the form of medication or lifestyle modification. Your results could also indicate that further testing is needed for a condition such as heart failure or stroke.
What Does the Lipid Panel w/ LDL/HDL Ratio Measure?
The Lipid Panel with LDL/HDL ratio blood test measures:
- Total cholesterol in the blood.
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is considered “bad” cholesterol because it raises the risk of heart disease.
- High-density lipoprotein (LDL), also called “good” cholesterol because it helps manage cholesterol levels for better heart health.
- Triglycerides, a type of fat that increases your chances of heart disease when it’s measured at high levels.
Who Should Take a Lipid Panel with LDL and HDL Ratio?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 20 and older should get their cholesterol levels measured every 5 years if they don’t have any risk factors for heart disease. You can incorporate a lipid panel into your wellness schedule of general health tests.
If you have risk factors, a family history of heart disease, or a medical condition such as diabetes or hypertension, you’ll need more frequent testing according to your physician’s recommendations.
Lipid Panel w/ LDL and HDL RatioTest Preparation
Fasting is required 12 to 14 hours prior to giving your blood sample. Following a stable diet for 2 to 3 weeks prior to testing is also recommended.
Lipid Panel w/ LDL and HDL Ratio Test Results
Here are the normal results adults should look for in the cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, and HDL ratios in a blood test:
- Total cholesterol: 125 to 200 mg/dL
- LDL: Less than 100 mg/dL
- HDL: 40 mg/dL or more for men and 50 mg/dL for women
- Triglycerides: Less than 150 mg/dL
Where Can I Get a Lipid Panel with LDL/HDL Ratio Done Near Me?
Our lipid panel with cholesterol, HDL, and LDL ratio offers fast, accurate results you can share with your doctor, or discuss with one of our board-certified physicians during a telehealth appointment.
Step 1: Buy the test online and download the lab order. (Your doctor won’t need to sign off on it, depending on the state you live in.)
Step 2: Choose the lab closest to you and schedule your blood draw. We have more than 4,000 partner facilities across the country, so you’re sure to find a convenient location.
Step 3: Bring your lab order to your appointment and get tested.
Step 4: Receive your results in your secure Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days. (Contact us if you need a specific turnaround time, and we will reach out to the lab on your behalf as reporting times vary by testing location or provider.)
If you are concerned about your cholesterol levels, our Lipid Panel with LDL/HDL Ratio can put your heart and mind at ease.