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Cholesterol - HDL (Direct)

Cholesterol Total - Serum

The Cholesterol - HDL (Direct) test is a laboratory test that measures the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol directly in your blood. HDL cholesterol is often referred to as "good" cholesterol because it helps remove other forms of cholesterol from your bloodstream, reducing the risk of clogged arteries and heart disease.


  • Test NameCholesterol Total - Serum
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredFasting for 9-12 hours before the test is recommended. Only water should be consumed during the fasting period.
  • Report Time4 hours

What is the Cholesterol Total - Serum test?

The Cholesterol Total - Serum test measures the total amount of cholesterol in your blood.

Why is this test done?

This test is performed to assess the risk of heart disease. Both high and low levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is performed using a blood sample, which is drawn from a vein in your arm. The sample is then analyzed in a laboratory.

Your doctor may recommend this test if you have a family history of heart disease, are overweight, or have high blood pressure, diabetes, or other risk factors for heart disease.

A total cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dL is considered desirable. Levels between 200 and 239 mg/dL are borderline high, and levels of 240 mg/dL or above are considered high.

The risks associated with this test are minimal and primarily related to the blood draw, which can cause minor bruising, bleeding, or infection at the puncture site.

NYou should fast for 9-12 hours before the test. Only water should be consumed during the fasting period.

Yes, factors such as diet, physical activity, age, gender, weight, and overall health can influence your cholesterol levels.

If your test result is abnormal, you should consult your primary care doctor, who may refer you to a cardiologist for further evaluation.

Treatment for abnormal cholesterol levels often involves lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise. If these changes aren't enough, your doctor may prescribe medication.

Yes, fasting for 9-12 hours is usually required before the test.

A total cholesterol level of less than 200 mg/dL is considered desirable.

The frequency of testing should be determined by your doctor, based on your individual health status and risk factors.

No specific precautions are needed after the test. However, it's important to continue following your doctor's advice regarding diet, exercise, and medication.

Other tests that might be performed include HDL, LDL, and triglyceride tests, as part of a complete lipid profile.

Yes, pregnant women can take this test if necessary. However, pregnancy can affect cholesterol levels, so it's important to discuss this with your doctor.

An abnormal result, specifically a high level of total cholesterol, may indicate an increased risk of heart disease.

Treatment for high cholesterol levels often involves lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. If these changes aren't enough, your doctor may prescribe medication.

The Cholesterol Total - Serum test is a reliable measure of total cholesterol levels, but it's important to consider all aspects of your lipid profile and other risk factors for heart disease.

Some medications can affect cholesterol levels, so you should let your doctor know about any medication you're taking.

Cholesterol levels is crucial for maintaining good cardiovascular health. By understanding your total cholesterol levels, you can work with your doctor to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular check-ups and lifestyle modifications, such as a balanced diet and regular exercise, can go a long way in keeping your cholesterol levels in check.

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