The fasting lipid profile assesses total cholesterol, total triglycerides and high density lipoprotein cholesterol. From these, low density lipoprotein cholesterol may be calculated.
Family history of cardiovascular or other thrombotic events Diagnosis and monitoring of hyperlipidaemia Monitoring of high-risk groups, eg. hypertensive, obese, diabetics, etc.
Greater than 2 years old fasting: <1.7 mmol/L
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||1 day|
Non-HDL cholesterol (total chol minus HDL chol) is recommended for CVD risk prediction; fasting samples are not required for this.