What Is A Full Panel Cholesterol And Blood Glucose Test?
A full panel cholesterol and blood glucose test at Walgreens measures: LDL, "bad cholesterol" LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol carries cholesterol, triglycerides, and other fats (lipids) to various parts of the body. A buildup of LDL cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Low LDL levels correspond to lower risk. HDL, "good cholesterol" HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol carries cholesterol, triglycerides, and other fats from other parts of your body to your liver. Essentially, HDL cholesterol helps lower the "bad" LDL cholesterol. Studies have shown that the higher your HDL cholesterol, the lower your risk of coronary heart disease. Triglycerides Triglycerides are a type of fat used to store excess energy from your diet. Like LDL cholesterol, a high amount of triglycerides can be an indicator for coronary heart disease. Total cholesterol LDL, HDL and Triglycerides are factored in to achieve your total cholesterol result. Blood glucose The amount of sugar in your blood is measured by a blood glucose test. Elevated blood glucose for long periods of time can be an indicator of health problems such as diabetes. A full panel cholesterol and blood Continue reading >>