The lipid profile test is a combination of tests conducted together to check for any risks of coronary heart disease, or as a preventive measure to check any risks depending on factors like eating habits, diet, stress, exercise and life-style related.
Lipid profile test is a set of tests used to measure the amount of cholesterol and other types of fats present in your blood. This test is helpful in assessing the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Lipid Profile. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Lipid Profile.For this test, you may be asked to fast for at least 9-12 hours prior to the test. In youth with no risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, this test may be recommended without fasting.