The Lipid Profile, also known as Coronary Risk Panel, helps in measuring the lipid levels in the blood for assessing the risks of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It is also used for monitoring the treatment.
Why Get Tested?
It is done at a regular interval for screening risk factors leading to cardiovascular diseases.
How Is It Done?
A blood sample is drawn from a vein in the arm or fingerstick.
Any Preparation Needed?
Fasting of 9-12 hours is recommended before taking the sample.