At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help determine your risk of developing heart disease and to monitor lipid-lowering lifestyle changes and drug therapies; to accurately determine your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level when you are not fasting
When to Get Tested?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
None; however, your health practitioner may request that you fast.