Blood tests are used to diagnose lipid disorders. The tests find the levels of:

  • Bad, good, and total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

The results are part of a group of factors that are used to find overall heart disease risk. These include:

  • Age
  • Weight
  • Gender
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Family and health history of high cholesterol or heart disease

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
  • Review Date: 03/2019 -
  • Update Date: 05/24/2019 -