Screening for High Blood Cholesterol

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High Blood Cholesterol

This refers to higher than normal blood cholesterol levels. Together with other fatty substances such as triglycerides, these are collectively called lipids. Cholesterol has two categories:

Often referred to as “good” cholesterol. It removes excess cholesterol from the blood, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Often referred to as “bad” cholesterol. It can slowly build up to form cholesterol plaques that can clog your blood vessels.

How can I screen for high cholesterol levels?

High cholesterol should be screened with lipid testing (intravenous) every three years. Your CHAS doctor will be able to provide you this test. Be sure to call your clinic early to schedule an appointment and for any pre-screening instructions.

How do I prepare for a blood lipid test?

Please consult your doctor before screening.