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Sample Type: FASTING SERUM
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VLDL cholesterol is generally not ordered as a separate test but is reported as part of a lipid profile, a panel of tests that measure the absolute quantities and ratios of various lipids or fats in the body that contribute to risk of heart disease. An elevated VLDL level like elevated LDL is considered a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Test is performed on a blood sample. You should not eat or drink anything other than water for 12 hours before the test