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
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.