Serum Cholesterol Test

A serum cholesterol test, also called a lipid profile or lipid panel, is a simple blood test to monitor the cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. A cholesterol test is useful to figure out how likely a person is to develop fatty deposits (plaques) in the arteries that can lead to narrowing or blockage of arteries (atherosclerosis). High cholesterol levels are a common cause of coronary artery disease.

Serum Cholesterol

Serum Cholesterol Test Cost in India


Test Type Blood Test
Preparation No fasting is needed for a cholesterol test. No special preparation is required.
Report Same day
Cost in India Rs.700 to Rs 900 approximately

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Serum Cholesterol Test Normal Levels


Triglycerides Total Cholesterol HDL Cholesterol LDL cholesterol
Recommended levels in adults Less than 149 Less than 200 Less than 40 Less than 100; less than 70 with one coronary artery disease
Borderline Adult 130–159 Between 200 and 239 41 to 59 130 to 159
Normal level in children Less than 75 in children below nine; less than 90 for children between 10–19 Less than 170 Greater than 45 Less than 110

Note - All three fats are measured in milligrams per deciliter.


For any abnormal value, visit your doctor.

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Frequently Asked Questions


The total serum cholesterol in adults should be less than 200 mg/dL

Serum cholesterol tests help the doctor figure out whether a patient is at risk of developing heart disease in the next 10 years.

Yes, the doctor may ask you to fast for at least 9-12 hours prior to the test.

Before your Serum Cholesterol, tell your doctor whether you're using any medications, have any allergies, or have any underlying medical issues. You might be asked to fast for at least 9-12 hours.

The cost of a Serum Cholesterol in Hyderabad is between Rs 700 to Rs 900 approximately.

In Nashik, the cost of a Serum Cholesterol test is between Rs 300 to Rs 500 approximately.

The cost of a Serum Cholesterol in Vizag is between Rs 500 to Rs 700 approximately.

A total cholesterol test, also known as the Serum Cholesterol test, is a blood test that measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your blood.

Yes, the Serum Cholesterol test can detect if a person is at risk of cardiovascular disease.

"Good" cholesterol is commonly referred to as HDL (high-density lipoprotein). It is called so because it absorbs other types of cholesterol and carries it away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it is excreted.

LDL (low-density cholesterol) is referred to as the ”bad“ cholesterol because it can build up on the walls of blood vessels, narrowing the passageways. If a blood clot forms and gets stuck in the narrowed passageway, it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

The Serum cholesterol test examines the levels of Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), High-density lipoprotein (HDL), Triglycerides and Total cholesterol.


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