Ldl And Hdl Cholesterol Stand For

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HDL stands for high-density lipoprotein. It's also sometimes called "good" cholesterol. Lipoproteins are made of fat and protein. They carry cholesterol, triglycerides, and other fats, called lipids, in the blood from other parts of your body to your liver.

This article discusses the blood test used to measure the level of HDL cholesterol in your blood.

See also:

  • LDL ("bad") cholesterol test
  • Lipid profile
  • High blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Total cholesterol test

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