Lipid Profile (LP) Blood Test Results Explained

Following is an example of results of a Lipid Profile (LP) blood test. The reference interval indicates the “normal range” for each of the components and a flag (if present) indicates a specific result that has fallen outside of the normal range.

A Lipid Profile blood test measures the amount of cholesterol in your blood.  Cholesterol is fat-like waxy substance that occurs naturally in the body. Your body actually needs some cholesterol to function correctly.  The Lipid Profile provides measurements of your Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, High Density Lipoproteins (HDL, “good cholesterol”), Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL, “bad cholesterol”), a ratio of Total Cholesterol to HDL and a Coronary Heart Disease risk factor.