At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help evaluate your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)
When to Get Tested?
When you have a personal and/or family history of CVD at an early age; when the result of your low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) test is within a healthy range, but your health practitioner thinks that you may have an increased risk of developing heart disease; sometimes to help monitor the effectiveness of lipid-lowering treatment and/or lifestyle changes
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
You may need to fast for 9-12 hours before this test; only water is permitted. Follow any instructions you are given.