A reference range is a set of values that includes upper and lower limits of a lab test based on a group of otherwise healthy people. By comparing your test results with reference values, you and your healthcare provider can see if any of your test results fall outside the range of expected values and gain clues to help identify possible conditions or diseases.
Results from an AHRQ-funded study of online lab-test portals show that patients need help understanding their test results.
Were you looking instead for the standard C-reactive protein (CRP) test , used to detect inflammation?
To make it easier for people to get recommended cholesterol testing, fasting should not be required, according to new European guidelines. So far, no U.S. guidelines for adults have been published recommending such a change.