How to Buy a Cholesterol Test?

Answer Home cholesterol tests were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993 to help individuals monitor their blood cholesterol levels from the comfort of home. While home cholesterol te... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Buy a Cholesterol Test

Do you have to fast before a cholesterol test?

Yes- you need to fast so the result will be accurate. You need to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. Your doctor may also advise you to stop taking certain medications that can affect the tes... Read More »

Is fasting required for a cholesterol test?

Fasting is required before a cholesterol test if you want an accurate reading of your LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or "bad cholesterol") levels. Tests of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and overall... Read More »

Can coffee affect a cholesterol test?

On One Hand: Coffee With Cream or Sugar Can Affect the TestAccording to, coffee with milk, cream or sugar can affect a cholesterol test. A person must fast (meaning no eating or drin... Read More »

Blood test cholesterol high?

Might've had the test taken a few hours after eating scrambled eggs and sausage for breakfast. Cholesterol can change depending on a lot of things.I had high cholesterol around that age. What low... Read More »