Lipid Panel, Standard

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A Lipid Panel measures the levels of lipids (fats) in the blood to assess an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Standard tests include fasting blood sugar and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) tests to detect metabolic disorders, diabetes, and thyroid conditions. Together, these tests can accurately assess a person’s risk of CVD and alert them to the possibility of underlying metabolic or thyroid issues.

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Description

A Lipid Panel is a group of tests which measure the amount of lipids (fats) in an individual’s blood. The results can be used to assess an individual’s heart health and risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). This panel includes tests for total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides, which are all important indicators of CVD risk. High levels of LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides can all increase the risk of developing CVD, while high levels of HDL cholesterol may offer some protection from development of CVD. The Standard tests include fasting blood sugar test which measures blood glucose levels and a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test which measures the production of hormones in the thyroid gland. These tests can help to diagnose metabolic disorders, diabetes, and thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism. In conclusion, the Lipid Panel and Standard tests can be used to assess an individual’s risk for CVD as well as underlying metabolic and thyroid disorders that could potentially lead to serious health complications.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation