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Lipid Profile-Mini Test

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Cardiovascular disease is the top cause of death for  heart attacks and strokes, in asymptomatic people. Risk factors including age, smoking status, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol are used by physicians to identify individuals likely to have an ischemic event & to evaluate cardiovascular risk. This test measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, VLDL, LDL:Cholesterol ratio, HDL: Cholesterol ratio

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Test measures lipid in the blood to assess patients risk to an cardiovascular event. As per NLA-2014 guidelines, all adults above the age of 20 years should be screened for lipid status. Selective screening of children above the age of 2 years with a family history of premature cardiovascular disease or those with at least one parent with high total cholesterol is recommended

This test measures total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, VLDL, LDL:Cholesterol ratio, HDL: Cholesterol ratio

This test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer.

Maintaining lipid levels within the desirable ranges helps lower risk of heart attacks and stoke.
Low HDL levels (below acceptable levels) are associated with increased risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) .
High levels of Non HDL Cholesterol (above acceptable levels) are associated with increased risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular disease (ASCVD)

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