LDL Cholesterol often gets built up on the walls of arteries and leads to blockage. Hence LDL Cholesterol is often termed as the Bad Cholesterol and it is important to maintain optimal levels LDL Cholesterol test is almost always ordered together with Lipid Profile to assess an individual’s risk for heart disease. LDL 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.) LDL 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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