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VLDL Cholesterol

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Also known as: VLDL-C; VLDL
Formal name: Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help assess the risk of developing heart disease

When to Get Tested?

When other lipid tests, such as a lipid profile, are being performed

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or a fingerstick

Test Preparation Needed?

Usually fasting for 9-12 hours before the test (only water permitted) and no alcohol for 24 hours before the test; follow any instructions you are given.