Synonyms: FLP, Fasting Lipid Profile, Lipid 1

HEALTH NOTE: This one blood test is a component of both the Diabetes Monitoring Panel (Test Code CP311553) and the Heart Health Expanding Panel (Test Code CP308699), either of which will be much more informative 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 9-12 hours prior to blood draw