|A complete cholesterol test is also called a lipid profile. This test is used to measure the amount of "good” (HDL) and "bad” (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood.
This test can help predict your risk of heart disease and allow you to make early lifestyle changes that lower cholesterol and triglycerides.
Too much cholesterol can lead to:
- heart disease
- atherosclerosis, a clogging or hardening of your arteries