About The Test
Analysis of 5 essential biomarkers
Cholesterol / Total Triglycerides / HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) / LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) / HDL % of Total Cholesterol
- Total Triglycerides: Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood. When you eat, your body converts calories it doesn’t need into triglycerides, which are stored in fat cells.
- HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein): This is called the “good” cholesterol because it helps carry away cholesterol, thus keeping arteries open and your blood flowing more freely.
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein: This is called the “bad” cholesterol. Too much of it in your blood causes the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in your arteries (atherosclerosis), which reduces blood flow. These plaques sometimes rupture and can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
- HDL % of Total Cholesterol: This is a sum of your blood’s cholesterol content.
Interpretation of Results
High triglyceride levels are associated with several factors, including being overweight, eating too many sweets or drinking too much alcohol, smoking, being sedentary, or having diabetes with elevated blood sugar levels.