HDL – High-Density Lipoprotein is a part of the lipoprotein that contains cholesterol. This test measures the HDL in the blood to detect the risks of Heart Illnesses.
Test Code: 469
₹ 400.00

CHO/HDL Ratio:

Why Cholesterol/HDL Ratio Test?


Two major types of cholesterol are HDL – C (High-Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol and LDL – C (Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol. LDL-C is referred to as bad cholesterol (since it causes cholesterol deposition in the blood vessels, thus narrows them resulting in clogged arteries leading to stroke and heart attacks). Total cholesterol levels in the body include the sum total levels of HDL-C, LDL-C, VLDL-C (VLDL transports triglycerides), and Chylomicrons. HDL Cholesterol (Good Cholesterol - because it scavenges/cleanses the cholesterol deposits from the blood vessels to the liver) or HDL-C also means High – Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in the blood is tested under lipid panel (Lipoprotein profile)along with triglycerides etc as a part of routine health check-up and also in conditions related to cardiovascular diseases to screen for altered unhealthy lipid levels to assess the risk factor (Risk Predictor) of developing heart diseases including inflammatory condition such as Atherosclerosis causing arterial plaques. Cholesterol/HDL ratio test is calculated by estimating the total cholesterol levels divided by the HDL cholesterol ratio. Some factors that can interfere with HDL levels are certain medications such as steroids, beta-blockers (drugs to reduce blood pressure), diuretics (water pills), etc. Risk factors for raised blood cholesterol are intake of fatty foods (saturated fats), smoking, blood pressure, sedentary life, obesity, etc and this increased cholesterol can be reduced to near-normal levels by a healthy balanced diet including omega 3 fatty acids (leading to hypercholesterolemia), exercise, meditation, etc. clinical manifestations that can suggest for Cholesterol/HDL ratio test is signs and symptom like angina (chest pain), etc. Other associated tests include colorimetric methods, spectrometric methods, chromatography, etc.

General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.

Sample Requirement: Blood Sample taken from the vein

Test Preparation: None

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