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Rapid Lipid Panel (Cholesterols, Triglycerides + Glucose) Testing While You Wait – $39

Rapid Lipid Panel (Cholesterols, Triglycerides + Glucose) Testing is an effective and efficient way to monitor your cholesterol levels and glucose levels. The test utilizes a tiny sample of blood taken from a finger prick to quickly and accurately measure the concentrations of total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglycerides and glucose. Results are typically provided within 15 minutes, making it an ideal option for those in Las Vegas and Henderson who want on-the-spot results.

Who Will Benefit from this Rapid Lipid Panel with Glucose Test

  1. Anyone at risk for coronary artery disease (CAD).
  2. Those with a family history of heart disease.
  3. Patients who have diabetes or prediabetes.
  4. People who are overweight or obese.
  5. Patients with hypertension (high blood pressure).
  6. Anyone concerned about cardiovascular disease.
  7. Patients who are controlling their diagnosed health conditions with medications or lifestyle modifications and want to assess how well those are working.

Why It is Important to Get this Rapid Lipid Panel with Glucose Test

  1. Detect high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels in the blood, which are associated with coronary artery disease and stroke risk.
  2. Assess an individual’s overall cardiovascular health status by understanding information about total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.
  3. Evaluate risk factors for heart disease, as high levels of lipids such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol can lead to an increased risk of developing heart disease.
  4. Assess an individual’s overall risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which is a group of conditions that increase a person’s risk for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.
  5. Help diagnose and monitor diabetes, as high levels of glucose in the blood can cause or worsen diabetes complications.
  6. Evaluate how effectively medications such as statins or insulin are working or if lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are having an effect on lipid levels or glycemic control in those living with diabetes.

Rapid Lipid Panel (Cholesterols, Triglycerides + Glucose) Test

Cost:
$39

Results:
Usually in 15 minutes.

Sample:
A few drops of blood from a finger stick.

Fasting:
Fasting 10-12 hour is recommended for best accuracy, but is not required.

Appropriate for:
Anyone of any age except newborn infants.

Appointments:
Not required. Drive-ups and walk-ins welcome.

Doctor’s Orders:
Not required.

Testing Technology:
Reflectance photometry and electrochemical biosensor.

What this Rapid Lipid Panel Test Is

This Rapid Lipid Panel (Cholesterols, Triglycerides + Glucose) Test provides a quantitative determination of glucose, total cholesterol, HDL (high density lipoprotein) cholesterol, and triglycerides in venous whole blood and capillary whole blood from the fingertip. It also provides estimated values for LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol.

This Rapid Lipid Panel test provides easy to understand results for the following five tests:

Cholesterol Testing

Cholesterol testing is used to help diagnose and provide effective treatment plans for a variety of medical conditions relating to high cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, as well as any disturbances in the metabolism of lipids or lipoproteins. Measurement of cholesterol is a critical part of any comprehensive health assessment, revealing important indicators of imbalances that could potentially lead to serious health complications. In addition, regular monitoring of cholesterol levels is essential for managing existing conditions and keeping cholesterol-related issues under control.

HDL Levels Testing

HDL levels testing can be a useful tool in helping to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions, including lipid disorders like diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, kidney diseases, and liver diseases. It can also help assess an individual’s risk for developing such disorders in the future. By measuring the levels of HDL cholesterol in the blood stream, patients can better assess their their overall heart health or track the progression or regression of certain medical conditions over time.

LDL Blood Testing

LDL or Low-Density Lipoprotein blood testing measures the amount of harmful cholesterol present in the body. The test helps to diagnose and monitor the risk of heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Too much LDL can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. High LDL levels are associated with atherosclerosis, which is caused by a buildup of plaque on artery walls, restricting blood flow and leading to cardiovascular diseases.

Blood Triglycerides Testing

Blood triglycerides testing is utilized extensively in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes mellitus, nephrosis, liver obstruction, and other disorders related to lipid or hormone metabolism. In particular, these analyzes can detect lipid-related abnormalities that may be indicative of health issues such as abnormal triglyceride levels which can contribute to an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. Besides its role in diagnosing various diseases, measuring triglycerides is also an important part of monitoring and managing treatment outcomes in patients with metabolic disorders or endocrine imbalances.

Glucose Testing

Glucose is a key marker for the assessment of carbohydrate metabolism disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, neonatal hypoglycemia, and idiopathic hypoglycemia, and it can provide valuable insight into the potential presence of pancreatic islet cell carcinoma. Accurate evaluation of glucose levels along with other indicators, such as insulin and glycosylated hemoglobin levels, can help assess the severity of carbohydrate-related diseases like diabetes mellitus.

IC Labs utilizes the Henry Schein Lipid Panel/eGLU Test on the CardioChek Plus analyzer. This CLIA-waived test uses reflectance photometry and electrochemical biosensor technology to measure an enzymatic chemical reaction.

This test does not require fasting. However, fasting is recommended for best accuracy. Fasting means not eating or drinking anything but water for 9 to 12 hours prior to the test.

What this Rapid Lipid Panel Test Is Not

The test is not intended for newborn infants, critically ill patients, patients with severe dehydration or patients in a hyperosmolar state (with or without ketosis).

This test is specific for glucose. Other sugars or reducing substances such as ascorbic acid at normal blood concentrations have no significant effect on test results. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and dopamine may interfere causing the test result to be higher than the actual glucose. Hematocrit values above 55% or lower than 30% may incorrectly lower the glucose result. Severe dehydration and excessive water loss may produce falsely low glucose results.

Extremely high doses of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), dopamine and methyldopa may impact the results of all the lipids.

Cosmetics such as hand creams or lotions often contain glycerol. Use of these products may cause inaccurate results.

How Rapid Lipid Panel Testing Works

No appointment is required for a Rapid Lipid Panel blood test in Henderson. Walk-ins only.

  • Enter lab. To slow the spread in Southern Nevada, all vaccinated and unvaccinated guests are required to wear a face mask while inside our laboratory.
  • Check in with a lab tech by giving them your name.
  • Answer a few brief questions.
  • After cleaning your fingertip with an alcohol swab, the lab tech will puncture the skin on the side of your fingertip with a sterile lancet. They will collect a few drops of blood using a capillary blood collector and a test strip.

If you choose to wait, you may receive a print out of your results in as little as 15 minutes. Otherwise, you will receive an email when your test results are available in our Patient Portal, usually in about 15 minutes.

Self-ordered, Self-paid Lipid Panel Blood Test Results FAST

At IC Labs, we understand that taking control of your health-related needs can be difficult when you’re dependent on doctor’s orders and lengthy wait times for laboratory test results. That’s why we offer self-pay lab testing that eliminates the need for a doctor’s order and provides results quickly.

Our team understands how inconvenient and anxiety-inducing it can be to wait days or weeks for lab test results, so we strive to make lab tests more accessible and affordable without sacrificing speedy responses. For those without health insurance coverage or high deductibles, our lab testing provides fast answers about their health status and, in some cases, makes healthcare more attainable by bypassing the doctor’s office entirely.

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