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Lipid Profile | Pathology

$99.00

The Lipid Profile is a basic assessment of the “good” and “bad” cholesterol levels and amounts of triglycerides in the blood. Cholesterol is an important fat the body needs to function properly, however very high levels can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis.

Description

DESCRIPTION

The Lipid Profile is a basic assessment of the “good” and “bad” cholesterol levels and amounts of triglycerides in the blood. Cholesterol is an important fat the body needs to function properly, however very high levels can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and atherosclerosis. 

A high fat intake is the founding characteristic of the Keto diet, and switches the body to a metabolic state of ketosis. With a high fat diet it is therefore important to monitor the body’s balance of saturated (“bad”) and unsaturated (“good”) fats to ensure general health. 

This test is often requested as a general health assessment and should be investigated with further lipid testing (such as LDL subfraction testing) if results are abnormal or you have a family history of heart disease. 

The Lipid Profile pathology test is sufficient as a general health check up.

TEST TYPE: SST Serum Test

TESTING FOR/TEST IF YOU EXPERIENCE:

  • Family history of high cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Smoke cigarettes (lung health?)
  • Consume alcohol frequently (liver health?)
  • Inactive lifestyle

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1: Receive Pathology Forms
You will receive a package which will include all instructions, pathology form, details of sample collection locations.

Step 2: Pathology assessment
Once your samples are received by the lab they will be assessed. The turn around time for results is 7 – 10 business days but please be aware laboratory times may vary and you may experience a delay in results.

Step 3: Medical Team review results
Once your confidential results have been sent to the medical team for review, they will call you to discuss your results and appropriate treatment options moving forward.

Step 4: Results sent to the patient
Finally, a copy of your results will be sent through to you for your reference.

CONTACT US

If you are unsure if you need this assessment or would like to know more please contact us.

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