Understand Your Test

Lipid Panel

Formal Name

 Lipid Profile

Why Get Tested?

To assess your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD); to monitor treatment.

When To Get Tested?

Screening when no risk factors present: for adults, every four to six years; for youths, once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between ages 17 and 21

Monitoring: at regular intervals when risk factors are present, when prior results showed high risk levels, and/or to monitor effectiveness of treatment.