Lipid Panel


Heart health is a #1 priority. A Lipid Panel screens for your risk of cardiovascular disease by measuring the lipid content– the fats and oils– present in your body.

Overview


The Lipid panel looks closely at overall cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood to determine your heart health in regards to potential fat and oils blockages. Cholesterol and triglycerides are main components of natural fats and oils - lipids - and this test makes sure they are at a healthy level in your body. Monitoring these lipid levels are vital to heart health. Unchecked and untreated, these lipids can lead to plaque buildup in the heart, which can narrow blood vessels and lead to results from lower energy to heart disease and stroke. A lipid panel looks at multiple factors across your body. Here’s the inside scoop on what you’ll see: Total Cholesterol level: The total amount of cholesterol in your blood. LDL, or “Bad Cholesterol”: AKA Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This bad cholesterol is what can become plaque on your arteries. HDL , or “Good cholesterol”: AKA High-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This cholesterol actually decreases and removes the LDL in your blood. Triglycerides: When you have unused calories and unhealthy fats in your body, they are stored as fat cells in lipids called triglycerides. Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calculated): this is a calculated result that illustrates the ratio of good to bad cholesterol in your body. Non-HDL Cholesterol (calculated): this is a calculated result that illustrates the ratio of bad cholesterol in your body.

Test Contents


Total cholesterol, Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, Very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol, High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, Triglycerides

Symptoms


It is important to point out that, most of the time, a person will have no symptoms of a lipid disorder until they experience a significant health problem, such as a stroke or heart attack.

yellowish fatty bumps or yellow creases on the skin formed by an accumulation of fatty deposits around tendons and joints (xanthomas)

white arcs around the cornea of the eye (arcus senilis) which sometimes occur in younger people with high cholesterol

raised yellow lumps at the inner corners of the eyes (xanthelasma)

When To Check


Lipid panels should be a regular part of your annual wellness check. Doing a lipid panel is especially important if you: Are over 45; have previously received a high cholesterol test; smoke cigarettes; are obese; if you have diabetes or hypertension; or if you have a first-degree relative who developed heart disease early on.

Process To Get Checked


Order Your Test

Choose the test you want to take to know your body better. Then, order your tests online.

Visit A Local Lab

With 3000+ locations, you’ll find a lab near you, easy. Bring your order number to the lab and get tested.

Get Your Result

Your results come straight to your email. Understand your results with our online resources.

Frequently Asked Questions


What’s going on in your body? Usually, we shrug off fatigue or the odd stomachaches, never taking the time to pay attention to what’s really happening in our body. When you test for wellness, you’re taking your health in your own hands to take the next step towards health and wellness. For a stronger, healthier you.

Getting a wellness test is the first step in the journey to better health. When you test for wellness, you’re getting concrete information about your body that you can bring to a healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment.

Nope! AimCheck takes care of all doctors referrals and prescriptions throughout the testing process so you don’t have to. Note: AimCheck is not a diagnostic service. To interpret your results, go to your doctor of healthcare professional.

If you’re a relatively healthy individual, AimCheck recommends doing an overall wellness check at least once a year.
Table Of Content

Overview

Symptoms

When To Check

Process

FAQs