A lipid profile or lipid panel is a panel of blood tests used to find abnormalities in lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. The results of this test can identify certain genetic diseases and can determine approximate risks for CVD or cardio vascular disease, certain forms of pancreatitis, and other diseases.
The lipid profile typically includes:
Using these values, a laboratory may also calculate:
The lipid profile tests are of 7 types: