HDL Cholesterol is called as the good cholesterol because it plays a critical role in removing the bad cholesterol from the blood thereby protecting you from heart disease. A higher number is desirable. HDL Cholesterol test is almost always ordered together with Lipid Profile to assess an individual’s risk for heart disease. HDL Cholesterol test is also ordered for patients who are under high risk (Is above 45 years old, cigarette smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and family history are some of the risk factors.) HDL Cholesterol and Lipid Profile is one of the most routine tests in regular screening and one of the most basic tests for assessing heart health.
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