At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help determine your risk of developing heart disease and to monitor lipid-lowering lifestyle changes and drug therapies; to accurately determine your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration when you have raised triglyceride concentrations
When to Get Tested?
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
No test preparation is needed. Your doctor might recommend that you fast (water only) for 14 hours prior to the test so that other related substances can be measured in the same sample.