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Cholesterol and Lipid Panel Test

$ 59.0

When it comes to heart health, measure what matters with this Cholesterol and Lipid Panel Test.

This cholesterol and lipid panel measures both LDL and HDL cholesterol levels to help you get a better picture of your heart health. 
Lipids are microscopic fatty substances (including cholesterol and triglycerides) within your body. Assessing them can reveal much about your overall health. For example, high levels of “bad” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries, increasing your risk for heart disease. Conversely, high levels of “good” HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can remove LDL cholesterol from your body, reducing your risk for heart disease. 
High cholesterol usually has no symptoms, meaning you may have high cholesterol without knowing it. Knowing your cholesterol numbers is the first step towards a healthy heart and healthy life. 

Cholesterol and Lipid Panel Test
$ 59.0

Test Details

Sample Type: Blood
Collection Method: In person at a Labcorp location
Age: 18+
Results: 1 day from when your sample arrives at our lab
HSA/FSA: Accepted
Test must be taken by purchaser

Preparation: Fast for 12 hours (no food or drink, except water).

What's Tested
  • Total Cholesterol

    A measure of the total sum of cholesterol (LDL, HDL, and VLDL) in the body.

  • LDL (low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of LDL in the blood, known as the “bad” cholesterol because LDL particles can build up in the walls of your arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of VLDL in blood, the cholesterol from particles that carry triglycerides in the body that are then converted to LDL. Elevated VLDL levels can increase your risk of heart disease.

  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of HDL in the blood, known as "good" cholesterol because it comes from particles that remove "bad "cholesterol from the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • Triglycerides

    Measures the number of triglycerides in the blood, a type of fat that circulates in your blood and comes from adipose, the primary fat stored from food used to supply your energy. High triglyceride levels can increase the risk of heart disease.


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  • While a cholesterol blood test can assess your risk of cardiovascular disease, there are other contributing factors. The most common are unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as physical inactivity, smoking, excessive alcohol use and high-sodium or high-fat diets. To improve your overall heart health, consider taking steps to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels through healthy dietary choices and regular exercise.4

  • According to the CDC, those at highest risk of developing cardiovascular disease include people who have4:

    • High blood pressure
    • High low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Unhealthy dietary habits
    • Smoking habits or exposure to secondhand smoke
    • Low physical activity
    • Obesity


  • Lipids are fatty organic compounds responsible for several important functions in the body, such as storing energy and producing hormones. Cholesterol is a type of lipid in your blood that absorbs nutrients, produces hormones and helps form protective layers around your cell membranes.5 However, too much “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol can clog up your arteries, increasing your risk for heart disease. By contrast, high levels of “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol helps reduce your risk for heart disease.1
  • Per CDC recommendations, you should test your cholesterol levels every 4 to 6 years. However, if you have heart disease, diabetes or a family history of high cholesterol, your provider may recommend you check your cholesterol more frequently.1 Our Cholesterol and Lipid Panel Test measures your total cholesterol, plus levels of LDL, HDL and triglycerides, giving you a clearer picture of your overall heart health. This test can help you monitor your cholesterol levels and help guide discussions with your healthcare provider about further monitoring, treatment or lifestyle changes you may consider.

  • Your testing will be performed in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Labcorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Our labs perform regular quality assurance testing to ensure our results are accurate.

  • Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Results are also provided to PWNHealth, which provides professional healthcare provider services for OnDemand tests. If you are accessing your results through your Labcorp Patient account, all users linked to the account will have access to all OnDemand test results. Results may also be provided to a local, state, or federal health authority, but only when legally required. For example, many states require the testing laboratory and healthcare provider to report test results for certain communicable diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or COVID-19, to local or state health departments.  


    If you have questions or comments regarding the Labcorp Notice of Privacy Practices, or have a complaint about our use or disclosure of your PHI or our privacy practices, please contact:, call us at (877) 234-4722 (877-23-HIPAA) and ask for the Labcorp HIPAA Privacy Officer, or send a written request to: HIPAA Privacy Officer, Labcorp, 531 South Spring Street, Burlington, NC 27215. You also may file a complaint with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Visit the Labcorp OnDemand website to browse and purchase laboratory tests and create your Labcorp OnDemand account. All Labcorp OnDemand testing requires a healthcare provider order; for your convenience, Labcorp OnDemand has contracted with PWNHealth LLC and its affiliated professional entities (collectively, PWNHealth) to provide healthcare provider services. Visit a Labcorp location for sample collection; or, if using an at-home kit, collect your sample yourself. We’ll let you know when your results are ready to be accessed through your Labcorp OnDemand account or through your Labcorp Patient account.