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The lipid profile are tests that have been found to be good indicators of whether someone will have a heart attack or stroke, caused by blockage of blood vessels or hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). A lipid profile may be ordered regularly to evaluate the success of lipid-lowering lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, or to determine the effectiveness of drug therapy such as statins.
- total cholesterol
- high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)
- low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)
- An extended profile may include very low density lipoprotein (VLDL-C) and non-HDL-C.
- Pagana Kathleen D, Pagana Timothy J (2006) Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, Mosby.
- Weatherby Dicken, Ferguson Scott (2002) Blood Chemistry and CBC Analysis: Clinical Laboratory Testing from a Functional Perspective, Bear Mountain.