Diagnosing Lipid Disorders

Several diagnostic tests may be used to accurately diagnose lipid disorders.

  • Cholesterol test (lipid panel) – A commonly used blood test that measures levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
  • Advanced lipid profile testing – A more sophisticated test that goes beyond standard screening to further identify the various components of cholesterol.
  • Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan/scoring – A non-invasive test that uses CT imaging to measure the amount of calcium in the arteries. Also called a heart scan, it helps determine the risk of coronary artery disease or heart attack.
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Vascular lab


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