The fasting lipid panel includes:
- HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) – responsible for the reverse transport of cholesterol from the peripheral cells to the liver.
- LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) – plays a key role in causing and influencing the progression of coronary artery disease.
- Triglycerides – used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diabetes, mellitus, nephrosis, liver obstruction, lipid metabolism diseases and various metabolic disorders.
- Cholesterol –screening for coronary artery disease risk and in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving elevated cholesterol as well as lipid and lipoprotein metabolic disorders.
Donors should fast for 8 hours prior to testing. When not fasting, only the results for the total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol are valid. Donors that still have a certificate for a heart check will receive fasting lipid panel testing in it’s place.
Results can be accessed using our secure donor connect portal a few days after testing. In addition, all tested will receive mailed reports about two weeks after testing. It is the individual’s responsibility to share this information with a physician(s) who will track results and advise further action as appropriate.
Blood donation is not required for purchased tests.
Please contact the center where you plan to get your test for current fees.
Payment is due at the time of testing by cash or check payable to Oklahoma Blood Institute.
The fasting lipid panel can also be purchased through our Donor Rewards Program.
Call 877-340-8777 for more information.