Serum cholesterol is elevated in the hereditary hyperlipoproteinemias and in various other metabolic diseases. Moderate-to-markedly elevated values are also seen in cholestatic liver disease. Hypercholesterolemia reflects an increase of lipoproteins of 1 or more specific classes (eg, beta-LDL, alpha-1 HDL, alpha-2 HDL, or LP-X). Hypercholesterolemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Low levels of cholesterol can be seen in disorders that include hyperthyroidism, malabsorption, and deficiencies of apolipoproteins.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Cholesterol Testing and CHD Risk. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Cholesterol Testing and CHD Risk.
You need to be fasting at least 10 hours before this test.
|MALE||All age groups||40 - 49 mg/dll|
|FEMALE||All age groups||50 - 59meq/dl|
|UNISEX||All age groups||< 100 mEq/dl|