Also known as:
Sample Type: FASTING SERUM
HDL cholesterol along with other lipid tests is used to screen and assess a person's cardiac risk status, the risk of developing heart and other cardiovascular diseases. HDL cholesterol is referred to as the 'good' cholesterol because high HDL has generally been found to be protective, decreasing the risk of heart disease in most patients.
Test is performed on a blood sample. You should not eat or drink anything other than water for 12 hours before the test