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October 25, 2014  
EDUCATION CENTER: Diagnostics
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  • Lipoprotein profile


    Overview:
    A lipoprotein profile (lipid profile) is a small group of blood tests used to determine your risk of atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries, which can lead to heart disease.

    The lipoprotein profile includes tests for triglycerides as well as cholesterol.

    Detailed Information:
    The lipoproteins are the proteins that enable cholesterol to move through the blood. High density lipoproteins (HDL) are called good cholesterol, because the HDLs stransport the cholesterol out of the body. Low density lipoproteins are called bad cholesterol, because they clog the arteries. During a lipoprotein profile, the doctor will also measure triglycerides, which store most of the body's fat.



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  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cholesterol


    Last updated: 03-Aug-01

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