Synonyms: FLP, Fasting Lipid Profile, Lipid 1

NOTICE: This is a component of the Diabetes Monitoring Panel or Heart Health Expanding Panel which may be more appealing than ordering this test alone.

Why It Is Done

A lipid panel is a blood test that measures lipids-fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy in your body.

Lipids include:

cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).

Test Overview

Lipids are found in your blood or are stored in tissues. They are an important part of cells and helps keep your body functioning normally

How To Prepare:

Fast 10-12 hours prior to blood draw