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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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What this test does This is home-use test kit to measure total cholesterol. What Cholesterol Cholesterol is fat in your blood. High-density lipoprotein helps protect your heart, but low-density lipoprotein can clog arteries of your heart. Some cholesterol tests also measure triglycerides, another type of fat in blood. What type of test this is: This is quantitative testyou find out amount of total cholesterol present in your sample. Why you should do this test: You should do this test find out if you have high total cholesterol. High cholesterol increases your of Heart Disease. When blood vessels of your heart become clogged cholesterol, your heart does not receive enough oxygen. This can cause Heart Disease. How often do this test: If you are more than 20 years old, you should test your cholesterol about every 5 years. If your doctor has you on special diet or drugs to control your cholesterol, you may need to check your cholesterol more frequently. Follow your recommendations about how often you test your cholesterol. What Your cholesterol levels should be: Your total cholesterol level be 200mg / dL or less, according to recommendations in National Cholesterol Education Program third Adult Treatment Panel. You should try to keep your LDL values less than 100 mg / dL, Your HDL values greater or to 40 mg / dL, and your triglyceride value less than 150 mg / dL. How accurate this test is: This test is about as accurate as test your doctor use, but you must follow directions carefully. Total Cholesterol tests vary accuracy from brand to brand. Information about test's accuracy is printed on its package. Tests that say they are traceable to Program of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be more accurate than others. What to do If your test shows high cholesterol: Talk to your doctor if your test shows that your cholesterol is than 200 mg / dL. Many things can cause high levels, including diet, exercise, and other factors. Your doctor may want you to your cholesterol again. How you do this test: You prick your finger with lancet to get drop of blood. Then put drop of blood on piece of paper that contains special chemicals. Paper will change color depending how much cholesterol is in your blood. Some testing kits use small machine to tell you how much cholesterol there is in sample.

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What is a cholesterol test?

Cholesterol test, or screening, requires blood draw. You may need to fast for 8 to hours before your cholesterol test. Be sure to ask your doctor how to prepare for test. L ow-density lipoprotein bad cholesterol. Having high levels of LDL cholesterol can lead to plaque buildup your arteries and result in heart disease or stroke. H igh-density or good cholesterol. HDL is know as good because high levels can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Triglycerides, type of fat in your blood your body uses for energy. Combination Of High Levels Of Triglycerides With Low HDL Cholesterol Or High LDL Cholesterol Levels Can Increase Your Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke. Total cholesterol, total amount of cholesterol in your blood based your HDL, LDL, and triglycerides numbers.

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What do the results mean?

High cholesterol can be treated with changes and medication. Lowering high levels of LDL in your blood can help you avoid problems with your heart blood vessels. Quit smoking tobacco and your alcohol consumption. Avoid high-fat and high-sodium foods, while maintaining well-balance diet. Eat wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole-grain products, low-fat dairy products, and lean sources of protein. Exercise regularly. Try to do 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity per week, as well as two of muscle strengthening activities. Your doctor may put you on therapeutic lifestyle changes or TLC diet. Under this meal plan, only percent of your daily calories should come from saturated fat. It also requires you to get less than mg of cholesterol from your food each day. Some foods your digestive tract absorb less cholesterol. For example, your doctor may encourage you to eat more: oats, barley, and other whole grains fruits such as apples, pears, bananas, and oranges vegetables such as eggplant and okra beans and legumes, such as kidney beans, chickpeas, and lentils obesity is also common risk factor for high cholesterol and heart disease. Your doctor may encourage you lose weight by cutting calories from your diet and exercising more. Taking medications as statins can also help keep your cholesterol in check. These medications help lower LDL levels.

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