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All about lipid panels

All about lipid panels

Lipid is merely another word for ‘fat’ and generally refers to those fatty acids, or their derivatives, which are insoluble in water. Lipids are found in the bloodstream and stored in body tissue – they are essential for healthy, normal bodily functions and are an important part of cell makeup. A lipid panel therefore is [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What is a lipid panel?

What is a lipid panel?

Lipid panels are used to determine the amount of cholesterol in your blood at any given time. A lipid panel is used to determine the risk of heart attack, stroke or vascular disease in an individual. Several tests will be carried out in order to examine levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. A lipid panel is [...]

November 12, 2012 More