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How To Order Your Labs

1. Order Labs
Order online or over the phone:  1-877-511-LABS.

No doctor or consultation visit is needed. We include the required doctors order with all our testing. 

You will not incur any additional charges at the lab. Our prices are all inclusive.

2. Find Lab Near You

Find a LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics location near you on our Lab Locator. After ordering your lab testing, you will receive an email with your lab requisition.  Bring this requisition form (printed or on phone) to the laboratory.

No appointment is needed, but making one can minimize the wait time. 

3. Lab Results Ready

We’ll email you when your results are ready. You can access the test results logging into our portal with your secure account.

Most results take 1-2 days, but some take longer. See the test description for an estimate on how long your results might take.

Certain result values may prompt a phone call from our ordering provider to ensure the patient is aware of their result.

Check status of your results on the "Where are my results" page.

Cholesterol And Cardiac Testing

Why Order Cholesterol Testing Online?

Cardiac screening tests can help evaluate your heart health. These lab tests measure risk factors for developing heart disease. High cholesterol is the primary, controllable risk factor for heart disease. High levels of blood cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis. This disease is accumulation of cholesterol and plaque inside your blood vessels. It can cause your blood vessels to narrow and harden. Hardening of the arteries causes blood clots, coronary artery disease and heart attack. Periodic cardiac testing help identify and reduce risk factors. Treatment of heart disease is also most effective in the early stages of the disease.

At Health Testing Centers we make cardiac testing easy to order online, allowing you to avoid the hassle of visiting your doctor. We provide lab testing for risk factors such as cholesterol at a lab near you, including Doctor's oversight, using the same local labs that your doctor would send you to. Test results are not part of your medical record and are delivered directly to you, saving time and money.

 Fast, accurate, clear lab results without doctor visit
 100% satisfaction guarantee
 Private and confidential

Featured Cholesterol Tests and Cardiac Packages

Featured Tests and Packages
Expanded Heart Panel

Includes a lipid panel, CRP-hs, Homocysteine and Low-Density Lipoprotein (Direct) tests to evaluate heart disease risk.

Comprehensive Heart Panel

Lipid panel, CRP-hs, homocysteine, NMR LipoProfile (LabCorp) OR Cardio IQ test (Quest Diagnostics), Lipoprotein (a), Apolipoprotein B, and CoQ10 for an assesment of cardiac risk.

Statin Check Up Package

If you take a statin for high cholesterol this test helps measure the effects of the drug.

Cholesterol and Cardiac Lab Tests (A-Z)

Lab Tests (A-Z)
Apolipoprotein A1 (Apo A1)

This test measures the amount of Apolipoprotein A1 in the blood.

Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B)

Measures the level of apolipoprotein B (apo-B) to help assess risk for heart disease

B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

The B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) blood test measures the level of BNP, an amino acid polypeptide secreted by the heart. test available at LabCorp Only.

C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive (hs-CRP), Cardiac

hs-CRP blood test measures the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) to help assess risk for heart disease and inflammation.

Cardiac Health, Blood Spot

This Ayumetrix at home test kit may be used to asses your Cardiac Health by measuring the levels of hs-CRP and Hemoglobin A1C with your Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides.

Cardio IQ Advanced Lipid Panel

Measures the number of LDL particles to assess risk for heart disease. TEST AVAILABLE ONLY AT QUEST DIAGNOSTICS.

Coenzyme Q10, Total

This test measures the level of CoQ10, a vitamin-like compound that is found in the body.

Creatine Kinase (CPK, CK)

The Creatine Kinase (CK) test measures the level of Creatine Kinase in the blood.

D-Dimer

This test is used to detect D-Dimer in the blood, associated with blood clotting.

Fibrinogen

This test is used to measure the activity of Fibrinogen in the blood.

Homocysteine

High levels of homocysteine in the blood are related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis.

Lipid Panel

Cholesterol test for LDL, HDL, Total and Triglycerides. (aka Lipid Profile).

Lipoprotein(a)

The Lipoprotein (a) test is used to measure the amount of Lipoprotein (a) in your blood. Lipoprotein (a) is a particle in your blood that carries proteins, fats and cholesterol.

Low-Density Lipoprotein (Direct)

The direct low-density lipoprotein test (direct LDL-C) measures the amount of LDL cholesterol.

NMR LipoProfile ®

Measures the number of LDL particles to assess risk for heart disease. AVAILABLE AT LABCORP ONLY.

Omega-3 Index Complete, Blood Spot

This OmegaQuant at home test kit may be used to measure your Omega-3 index, Omega-6 : Omega-3 ratio, AA:EPA ratio, Trans Fat index and a full Fatty Acid Profile by a simple finger stick.

Omega-3 Index Plus, Blood Spot

This OmegaQuant at home test kit may be used to measure your Omega-3 index, Omega-6 :Omega-3 ratio, AA:EPA ratio and a Trans Fat index by a simple finger stick.

Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

This is a blood test used to measure Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.AVAILABLE AT QUEST DIAGNOSTICS ONLY.

Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase- PLAC (LP-PLA2)

This test measures the amount and activity of Lp-PLA2 in the blood.

Cholesterol Tests, Results and Cardiac Testing Locations

Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Jan 14, 2020
Last Modified Date: Jan 14, 2020
Published Date: Jul 29, 2017

How long do I fast for a cholesterol test?

Eating before your blood is drawn for a cholesterol test can lead to inaccurate test results. For this reason, you can expect to be asked to consume nothing but water for 12 to 14 hours before the testing appointment.

What do the results of a cholesterol test mean?

Cholesterol blood test results present you with your personal cholesterol levels, which help determine your risk for heart disease. Your cholesterol numbers, expressed as milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) will fall into one of three categories used to classify that risk. For adults these are:

  • Healthy cholesterol levels – Total cholesterol is below 170 mg/dL
  • Borderline high – Total cholesterol is between 200 and 239 mg/dL
  • High risk – Total cholesterol is at or above 240 mg/dL

Levels in children and teens are classified as follows:

  • Healthy levels – Total cholesterol below 170 mg/dL
  • Borderline high – Total cholesterol between 170 and 199 mg/dL
  • High risk – Total cholesterol is at or above 200 mg/dL

View sample cardiac test results with lab variations, ranges and explanations.

Further testing to determine the causes of elevated cholesterol levels is generally the next step for those who have a borderline high or high cholesterol levels. Treatment is also typically recommended, with the goal of bringing blood cholesterol levels down in order to reduce cardiac risk. Treatment often includes cholesterol lowering drugs and lifestyle changes, including dietary changes, exercise, weight maintenance and, when applicable, addressing lifestyle factors that can contribute to high cholesterol levels, such as smoking or excessive alcohol use.

Where can I get cardiac lab tests or cholesterol testing near me?

You can visit either LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics for your cardiac lab testing.  There are over 3500 labs nationwide to choose from.  If you'd like to search our locations using your zip code, please visit our LAB LOCATOR.

You can order a lipid profile and screen for cardiac risk factors in most states of the country.  Find your state on the list below.