Cholesterol and Lipid Panel

Sample Type:
Sample Type
Age: 18+
Collection Method: Visit a Labcorp Location
HSA/FSA Accepted
Short Description

When it comes to heart health, measure what matters with this Cholesterol and Lipid Panel Test.


This cholesterol and lipid panel measures both LDL and HDL cholesterol levels to help you get a better picture of your heart health.

Lipids are microscopic fatty substances (including cholesterol and triglycerides) within your body. Assessing them can reveal much about your overall health. For example, high levels of “bad” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries, increasing your risk for heart disease. Conversely, high levels of “good” HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can remove LDL cholesterol from your body, reducing your risk for heart disease.

High cholesterol usually has no symptoms, meaning you may have high cholesterol without knowing it. Knowing your cholesterol numbers is the first step towards a healthy heart and healthy life.



Fast for 12 hours (no food or drink, except water).

What's Included

Total Cholesterol

A measure of the total sum of cholesterol (LDL, HDL, and VLDL) in the body.

LDL (low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

Measures the amount of LDL in the blood, known as the “bad” cholesterol because LDL particles can build up in the walls of your arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

VLDL Cholesterol

Measures the amount of VLDL in blood, the cholesterol from particles that carry triglycerides in the body that are then converted to LDL. Elevated VLDL levels can increase your risk of heart disease.

HDL Cholesterol

Measures the amount of HDL in the blood, known as "good" cholesterol because it comes from particles that remove "bad "cholesterol from the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.


Measures the number of triglycerides in the blood, a type of fat that circulates in your blood and comes from adipose, the primary fat stored from food used to supply your energy. High triglyceride levels can increase the risk of heart disease.

Why Consider This Test

Wellness Recommendations
Wellness Recommendations

Most healthy adults should have their cholesterol checked every 4 to 6 years.1

Family History
Family History

Cholesterol tests can be appropriate for a healthy person, especially when there is a family history of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.1

Prevention Power
Prevention Power

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack. A healthy lifestyle includes:2

  • Eating a healthy diet.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Getting enough physical activity.
  • Not smoking or using other forms of tobacco.
  • Limiting alcohol use.


  1. “Getting Your Cholesterol Checked.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_screening.htm. Last reviewed February 9, 2018.
  2. “Heart Disease Prevention with Healthy Living Habits.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/prevention.htm. Last reviewed August 10, 2015. Last updated August 10, 2015.

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How It Works

1. Choose your tests

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2. Provide Your Sample

Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.




3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your OnDemand or Labcorp Patient™ accounts, including Linked Accounts (click here for more details). For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by PWN health via phone or mail.