Total cholesterol

Material: Blood
Study price: PLN 9.00
Waiting time for the result: result no later than the next working day
Booking:

  • We perform the test without prior reservation. Check the working hours of the collection center

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Preparation for the study

General

  • The test material is blood.
  • The patient must be fasting, at least 12 hours after eating the last meal, unless otherwise instructed by the doctor (e.g., performing the test after a meal)
  • Only plain water or bitter (unsweetened) tea can be drunk before the test.
  • Do not drink coffee, flavored water, cola light/ cola "zero" drinks, energy drinks, juices.
  • Do not eat meals, snacks, fruits, vegetables, breath freshening candies, chew gum, smoke cigarettes.

Detailed for children

  • For children under 3 years of age, it is recommended to draw blood from half to one hour after feeding.

Detailed for infants

  • For children under 3 years of age, it is recommended to draw blood from half to one hour after feeding.

Detailed for patients 60 years and older

  • About 30 minutes before the test, it is recommended to consume water or bitter (unsweetened) tea.

Important

Before taking blood, avoid eating excessive fat, before not taking cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Description

Cholesterol is an essential component of the cell membrane. Some hormones and bile acids are formed on its basis. It is included in the composition of gallstones. Cholesterol is produced mainly in the liver. It is deposited on the walls of vessels, causing atherosclerosis. In the blood as >HDL and >LDL - cholesterol.
Importance of cholesterol testing: assessment of fat metabolism, assessment of the risk of atherosclerosis, analysis of the composition of gallstones (examination of deposits).
Abnormal values: overweight, metabolic disorders, family tendencies.
Elevated values of cholesterol occur, for example: in diseases of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, obesity, hypothyroidism, diabetes, during pregnancy, primary and secondary hyperlipidemias.

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