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Lipid Panel At-Home Cholesterol Test

Sample Type:
Blood
Collection Method:At-Home Kit
Concerned about your heart health? Measure what matters.

Lipids (also known as fatty substances) can tell you a lot about the state of your overall health. For example, high levels of “bad” or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries and increase your risk for heart disease; however, high levels of “good” or HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can actually reduce your risk by removing excess LDL from the body.

This cholesterol and lipids panel measures the fatty substances used in the body as energy that contribute to heart health (including cholesterol and triglycerides) to help assess the risk of heart disease.

What's Included

Total Cholesterol:

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

HDL “Good” 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.

LDL “Bad” 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.

Triglycerides:

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

Leading Health Risk

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.1

Family History

Heart health tests can be appropriate for a healthy person, especially when there is a family history of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke.2

Prevention Matters

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack. A healthy lifestyle includes:3

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

References

  1. CDC, Heart Disease Facts. Available at:  https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm. Last Reviewed August 24, 2017. Last Updated August 24, 2017.
  2. AHA, Family History, and Heart Disease, Stroke. Available at:  http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Family-History-and-Heart-Disease-Stroke_UCM_442849_Article.jsp#.WcE0V8h95PY. Last Reviewed July 2015.
  3. CDC, Preventing Heart Disease: Healthy Living Habits. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/healthy_living.htm. Last Reviewed August 10, 2015. Last updated August 10, 2015.

How To Get This Test

1. Purchase your kit

Shop for at-home collection kits and pay online. Kits typically ship within 1-2 business days. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.

2. Register your kit and collect your sample

After you receive your kit, you can register it on the Pixel by Labcorp website. Follow the instructions provided to collect your sample, then mail your kit back to the lab using the pre-addresed and pre-paid mailing label.

3. Access your results online

View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.

Getting My Results

We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by LabCorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.

View sample results

Sample Report