Lipid profile also known as total cholesterol test is done to measure the amount and type of fat in the blood. It measures LDL(low density lipoprotein), HDL(high density lipoprotein) and triglycerides in the body.
People having overweight, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle and a family history of high cholesterol or heart attacks should get their lipid profile testing done on a regular basis. People undergoing treatment for high cholesterol and a heart disease should also require a regular cholesterol testing to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
It is crucial to establish an accurate diagnosis proactively to eliminate the risks of stroke or major cardiovascular diseases.