As we all know, High Cholesterol can lead to several health issues like heart problems, stroke, etc. Hence measuring the Cholesterol levels in the body is essential. Cholesterol levels can be measured through a Blood test. A complete set of Cholesterol tests is called Lipid Profile. Get the best Cholesterol Test in Hyderabad at Aruna Diagnostics

About Cholesterol 

Cholesterol is a fat substance, and it plays a vital role in our body’s functioning. Our body uses Cholesterol to build cells and make vitamins and other hormones. Every cell in the body needs Cholesterol, but at the same time, too much Cholesterol can pose health risks. Cholesterol in our body comes from two main sources. Our Liver makes Cholesterol our body needs, and the remaining Cholesterol comes from the food we eat. 

Cholesterol has two main types, namely HDL and LDL. HDL, also called good Cholesterol, protects us from Heart diseases, Stroke, Peripheral Vascular Disease, etc. On the other hand, LDL is bad Cholesterol, which increases the risk of health illnesses. 

Cholesterol circulates throughout our body in the blood. With the increase of Cholesterol levels in the blood, health risks also increase. By going for Cholesterol tests, one can assess the risk of fat build-up in the arteries. This Plaque build-up can lead to narrowed or blocked arteries throughout the body. 

Cholesterol Test or Lipid Profile 

Lipid Profile or Cholesterol Test gives us detailed measures about types of fats in blood like 

  • Total Cholesterol- This test gives the total sum of blood’s cholesterol content in the body. 
  • LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol- LDL, also called Bad Cholesterol, causes plaque build-up in the arteries. This test gives total LDL levels in the blood.  
  • HDL (High-density lipoprotein) cholesterol- HDL, also called Good Cholesterol, helps carry away LDL cholesterol and keeps arteries open. This test gives total HDL levels in the blood
  • Triglycerides- Triglycerides are a type of fats present in the blood. The body converts unwanted calories into triglycerides and is stored in fat cells. High triglyceride levels in the body are associated with being overweight, eating too many sweets, alcohol consumption, etc. This test gives Triglycerides levels in the blood. 
  • VLDL (Very Low-Density Lipoprotein)- VLDL is a type of bad Cholesterol and contains a high amount of Triglycerides. VLDL triggers Cholesterol build-up on the walls of arteries. This test gives VLDL levels in the blood.
Type of CholesterolIdeal RangeBorderline High High
Total Cholesterol<200200-239>240
LDL<130130-159>160
HDL>5040-49<40
Triglycerides<200200-399>400

Best Cholesterol Test (Lipid Profile) at Aruna Diagnostics

Adx is equipped with fully automated technology to avoid human errors and give timely and accurate reports. Aruna Diagnostics offers the best Lipid Profile or Cholesterol Test in Hyderabad. Along with Radiology and Hematology, Aruna Diagnostics also offers the best Health Checkup Packages in Hyderabad. Patients can also utilize Home Sample Collection facility of Aruna Diagnostic and get tested at their door steps. 

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