Cholesterol and triglycerides tests measure
the amount of fats in your blood. These fats have both "good" (HDL) and "bad" (LDL)
These tests are done to help find out your chances of having heart
disease. They can help your doctor find out how well medicine is working for some health problems.
A health professional takes a sample of your blood.
The following are general guidelines. Talk to your doctor about your target
cholesterol levels. They may vary depending on your health and your risk for
certain health problems. These are the recommended levels:
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Current as of:
January 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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