This is a panel of blood tests used to measure the level of specific lipids like cholesterol, triglycerides in blood. Results can show approximate risk of heart disease.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test. For this test, fasting for at least 8 to 12 hours is recommended.
Lipids are a group of fats and fat-like substances that are important constituents of cells and sources of energy. Cholesterol and triglycerides are the two important lipids. Cholesterol and triglycerides are transported are circulated into the blood through lipoprotein particles. High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are considered as good cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is considered as bad cholesterol. High-density cholesterol carries cholesterol to the liver from various parts of your body. LDL gets attached to the walls of arteries and clogs them. This leads to a condition called atherosclerosis.48,000UGX48,000UGX
This test (C-reactive protein) helps to detect inflammation from acute infections, burns, trauma and many other conditions that would cause inflammation. It is also used to monitor severity of diseases in chronic conditions.
No specific patient preparation protocol required. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test.
A CRP test measures the amount of CRP in the blood to detect inflammation due to acute conditions or to monitor the severity of disease in chronic conditions. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the liver. CRP levels in the blood increase when there is a condition causing inflammation somewhere in the body. CRP is a non-specific indicator of inflammation and one of the most sensitive acute phase reactants. That means that it is released into the blood within a few hours after an injury, the start of an infection, or other cause of inflammation.35,000UGX35,000UGX