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   Published: 12 Mar 2024
This sort of fat is beneficial for you because it reduces your risk of heart disease.
Lower risk is indicated by a higher number. Most people must fast for 9 to 12 hours before a lipoprotein panel. Protection for heart disease is thought to be attained at a level of 60 mg/dL or above.
Normal: Lower than 150 mg/dL
Borderline high: 150 to 199 mg/dL
High: 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very high: Higher than 500 mg/dL. Increased or lower-than-normal levels of triglycerides and cholesterol may indicate a high risk of coronary heart disease.
An analysis of your lipoproteins reveals:
Total cholesterol
LDL (bad) cholesterol, the primary cause of artery blockages and cholesterol accumulation
HDL (good) cholesterol, which aids in reducing artery blockages caused by cholesterol
Triglycerides are a form of fat found in your blood
Normal ranges of lipid profile
Total cholesterol
Normal: Lower than 200 mg/dL
Borderline high: 200 to 239 mg/dL
High: At or higher than 240 mg/dL
LDL cholesterol
Optimal: Lower than 100 mg/dL (This is the goal for people with diabetes or heart disease.)
Near-optimal: 100 to 129 mg/dL
Borderline high: 130 to 159 mg/dL
High: 160 to 189 mg/dL
Very high: 190 mg/dL and higher
HDL cholesterol
The level must be higher than 40 mg/dL. Lipoprotein panel, also known as a lipid panel or lipid profile and assesses your blood's low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglyceride concentrations.

What are the possible risks of having a blood test?
Phlebotomy, or drawing blood, is a secure procedure.
Possibilities of risk include:
Bleeding and bruising, which are avoided by pressing firmly after the needle is removed
Pain, which is typically minor and might continue for several minutes
Ask your nurse, doctor, or phlebotomist to avoid taking a blood sample from an arm that is swollen or in danger of edema (swelling)
If you ever feel dizzy, alert the person taking your blood
Infection (this is relatively uncommon).