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Total Cholesterol

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Total Cholesterol Test

The fat in the blood coming from the liver and absorbed in food. Role : in maintaining the membranes of the body’s cells and in hormone production.
Testing moment
A 12 to 14 hour fasting prior to blood sampling is needed. It is important to have a light meal the evening before and to have avoided alcohol in the last 24 hours.
Low values causes
  • The hypolipidemics drugs are meant to lower the cholesterol.
High values causes
  • Hypercholesterolemia – a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases
  • Tobaccoism
  • Inactivity
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Certain drugs
  • Fat rich foods
  • High alcohol consumption

Complementary tests : HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.

Interpretation of results varies according to the person’s age, gender and weight.

How to get tested

Contact us at 514 975-5226 for a blood test at home for the purpose of evaluating your total cholesterol.

Perscription & Insurance

All our tests require a medical prescription recommended by any practicing doctor in the province of Quebec.

These prescriptions are necessary in order to proceed with either test and we urge that all medical requests originating from offices or clinics be duly identified.

All medical analysis requested by your doctor are reimbursed by a majority of private insurance companies!