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Lipid Profile (LP) Cholesterol Blood Test Explained

 
The Lipid Profile blood test measures cholesterol in your body.  The Lipid Profile specifically measures your Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, High Density Lipoproteins (HDL also called "good cholesterol"), Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL also called "bad cholesterol"), a ratio of Total Cholesterol to HDL and an estimated risk factor. 
 
Following is a sample of the results of the Lipid Profile. The reference interval indicates the normal ranges and the flag indicates a result outside of those ranges.