Difference Between Cholesterol And Triglycerides

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Lipid disorders; Hyperlipoproteinemia; Hyperlipidemia; Dyslipidemia; Hypercholesterolemia

Signs and tests

A cholesterol test is done to diagnose a lipid disorder. Some national guidelines recommend having your first screening cholesterol test at age 20. Everyone should have their first screening test by age 35 in men, and age 45 in women.

It is important to work with your health care provider to set your cholesterol goals. General targets are:

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