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Total Cholesterol Laboratory research

Known as: Total Cholesterol Laboratory research
SKU: 1073

13.50

Study material: Venous blood
Response time (working day): 1
The test is done on an empty stomach: Yes
Home call service: Yes
Country: Georgia

General Information

Cholesterol Is a fat-like substance found in every cell of the body. It is found in blood and body tissues in free and esterified form. Free cholesterol is a component of plasma cell membranes, as well as mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum membranes, and is a precursor to sex hormones, corticosteroids, bile acids, and vitamin D. Up to 80% of cholesterol is synthesized in the liver, while the rest enters the body through products of animal origin (fatty meat, butter, eggs). Cholesterol is insoluble in water, it is transported between tissues and organs through lipoprotein complexes. Distinguish between cholesterol fractions: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which differ in composition and function.

 

Estrogens lower and androgens increase total cholesterol. Cholesterol buildup is one of the major risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease). Adults have a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease when their blood cholesterol levels are above 5,22 mmol / L.

 

A total cholesterol test is always advisable in conjunction with the determination of triglycerides, HDL and LDL cholesterol.

When should we take the test?

Determining cholesterol levels gives us an idea of ​​lipid status and metabolic disorders and determines the risk of developing atherosclerosis, coronary stenosis and myocardial infarction.

  • Monitoring of risk factors for coronary heart disease;
  • Screening for primary and secondary dyslipidemia;
  • Monitoring of dyslipidemia therapy.

The test is prescribed by a doctor.

Possible interpretation of the results

Elevated Cholesterol Levels:

  • Type IIb, III and V hyperlipoproteinemia;
  • Hereditary hypercholesterolemia type IIa;
  • Biliary tract obstruction: cholestasis, biliary cirrhosis;
  • Nephrosis;
  • Diseases of the pancreas;
  • Hypothyroidism;
  • diabetes;
  • Diet high in fats and cholesterol;
  • Alcoholism
  • Von Gierke's disease
  • Obesity.

Reduced Cholesterol Levels:

  • Hypo- or a-betalipoproteinemia;
  • Severe hepatocellular damage;
  • Hyperthyroidism;
  • Myeloproliferative diseases;
  • Steatorrhea with malabsorption;
  • Chronic anemia (megaloblastic, sideroblastic);
  • Acute diseases, inflammations, infections;
  • Hunger

Additional information

How to prepare for the test?

  • Follow an unchanged diet for 3 weeks before testing;
  • Maintain a constant weight;
  • Do not eat for 12-14 hours before testing. You can only get water and black coffee without sugar;
  • Do not drink alcohol for 72 hours before testing;
  • Do not take medications; If you are not allowed to take the medicine, you must inform the laboratory.

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