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.
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Featured Cholesterol Tests and Cardiac Packages
Includes a lipid panel, CRP-hs, Homocysteine and Low-Density Lipoprotein (Direct) tests to evaluate heart disease risk.
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.
If you take a statin for high cholesterol this test helps measure the effects of the drug.
Cholesterol and Cardiac Lab Tests (A-Z)
This test measures the amount of Apolipoprotein A1 in the blood.
Measures the level of apolipoprotein B (apo-B) to help assess risk for heart disease
The B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) blood test measures the level of BNP, an amino acid polypeptide secreted by the heart.
hs-CRP blood test measures the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) to help assess risk for heart disease and inflammation.
This Ayumetrix at home test kit may be used to assess your Cardiac Health by measuring the levels of hs-CRP and Hemoglobin A1C with your Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides.
Measures the number of LDL particles to assess risk for heart disease. TEST AVAILABLE ONLY AT QUEST DIAGNOSTICS.
This Ayumetrix at home test kit may be used to asses your Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides.
This test measures the level of CoQ10, a vitamin-like compound that is found in the body.
The Creatine Kinase (CK) test measures the level of Creatine Kinase in the blood.
This test is used to detect D-Dimer in the blood, associated with blood clotting.
This test is used to measure the activity of Fibrinogen in the blood.
High levels of homocysteine in the blood are related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis.
Cholesterol test for LDL, HDL, Total and Triglycerides. (aka Lipid Profile).
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.
The direct low-density lipoprotein test (direct LDL-C) measures the amount of LDL cholesterol.
Measures the number of LDL particles to assess risk for heart disease. AVAILABLE AT LABCORP ONLY.
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.
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.
This is a blood test used to measure Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.AVAILABLE AT QUEST DIAGNOSTICS ONLY.
This test measures the amount and activity of Lp-PLA2 in the blood.
The Prothrombin Time(PT/INR) and Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) test is used to measure how long it takes the blood to clot.
Cholesterol Tests, Results and Cardiac Testing Locations
Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: May 26, 2020
Last Modified Date: May 26, 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
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.