Knowing your cholesterol levels is important for the management of your health. Combined with knowledge of other risk factors, you and your doctor can use your cholesterol levels to better assess your health status and your risk for heart disease or stroke. Current guidelines suggest that all adults over 20 complete a lipid panel every four to six years. Don’t wait any longer to get tested. Order your screening online today!

Order Your Own Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel)
for $28

Order & Pay for your tests in 4 easy steps.

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Heart Health category on test menu page

With My Lab ReQuest, you no longer have to wait for a doctor’s order to request your own lipid panel. Insurance isn’t necessary to request your test, either. Place your order online in just four easy steps and choose from any of our 70+ Patient Service Centers across Arizona to complete your test. Take charge of your health with My Lab ReQuest!



Why Order Your Own Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel) with My Lab ReQuest?

  • 1) To take charge of your health and have the most accurate and up-to-date information to proactively manage your health and make educated decisions

  • 2) You prefer the convenience and the time savings of ordering directly

  • 3) Your insurance does not pay for laboratory testing


Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for consumers in Arizona to order their own lab tests, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest service to take charge of their health and make more informed healthcare decisions. Our Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel) is just one of the heart health screenings we offer to help you assess your risk for heart disease.

Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:

Award-Winning Quality

As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories delivers award-winning quality services every day to more than 23,000 patients across Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona, and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality. Most importantly, we are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the organization whose accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients.

Convenient Locations

Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 70+ Patient Service Centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.



Learn More about Cholesterol, Lipoproteins, and Trigylcerides



What does a Cardio Health Screen (lipid panel) test?

Lipids are fats and fat-like substances that are found in your bloodstream. Lipids are important in supporting bodily functions, but high levels of lipids can put a person at risk for cardiovascular disease. With a Cardio Health Screen, cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins, very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), and triglycerides are measured to assess your risk for heart disease.



Why test your cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol can be an important indicator of your health. High levels of LDL cholesterol or low levels of HDL cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. Currently, the CDC estimates that over 95 million adults age 20 or over have high cholesterol.

As a result, it’s important that individuals schedule cholesterol screenings to check their cholesterol levels, especially since most people with high cholesterol levels will not present any symptoms. Furthermore, if you have risk factors for high cholesterol, you may face additional risk for heart disease and stroke.



How often should you get tested?

The American Heart Association recommends a lipid panel every four to six years for adults over the age of 20. If you have cardiovascular disease, or are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, your doctor may recommend a lipid panel screening more frequently.



Interpreting your test results

According to the CDC, desirable cholesterol levels for adults are as follows:

Desirable Cholesterol Levels

Milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)

Total Cholesterol Less than 200 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol 40 mg/dL or higher
LDL Cholesterol Less than 100 mg/dL


Although cholesterol levels are an important measure of your health, it’s important that these numbers be evaluated alongside other risk factors. Talk to your doctor about your cholesterol levels and other risk factors such as family history that help to provide a more comprehensive view of your risk for heart disease.



What are the risk factors for high cholesterol?

While anyone can have high cholesterol, certain risk factors may increase your risk for heart disease. According to the CDC, some common risk factors for high cholesterol are:

  • A family history of heart disease and/or high blood cholesterol

  • Diabetes

  • Older age

  • Being male

  • Being overweight or obese

  • Previously having had high cholesterol

According to the CDC, some of the risk factors for undesirable levels of HDL, LDL, and triglycerides are as follows:

HDL

  • Genetic factors

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Smoking

  • Being overweight

  • Sedentary lifestyle

LDL

  • Diet high in saturated and trans fat

Triglycerides

  • Being overweight or obesity

  • Sedentary lifestyle

  • Smoking

  • Excess alcohol consumption

  • Diet high in carbohydrates

  • Underlying diseases or genetic disorders

If you have any of these risk factors, it’s important to discuss with your doctor if you should have your cholesterol screened more regularly.



Managing your cholesterol

Once you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, there are many steps you can take to lower your cholesterol and improve your health. The American Heart Association recommends the following lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol levels:

  • Eating a healthy diet

  • Becoming more physically active

  • Quitting smoking

  • Losing weight

In addition to lifestyle changes, medication may also be recommended to help with the management of your cholesterol. For the best results and for more information on what steps to take to manage your cholesterol, contact your medical provider.



Resources

Visit our patient resources section for more information on cardiovascular disease and steps that you can take to improve your heart health. For additional information and resources in support of your heart health, please visit the American Heart Association website.



Other heart health tests

Additional heart health screenings are also available as part of our My Lab ReQuest menu. A Cholesterol, Total screening, which does not include HDL, LDL, VLDL and triglycerides levels, can be ordered for just $11. An hsCRP (High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein for Cardio) screening, while not used in the diagnosis of a specific disease, can serve as a general marker for inflammation or infection and can help to identify potential heart problems when combined with other heart health screenings.



*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you.

Order Your Own Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel)

Order a Cardio Health Screen (Lipid Panel)
for $28 & pay for your test in 4 easy steps. 

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Heart Health category on test menu page

OR

Print a blank form to fill out & bring to a patient service center.

Additional Heart Health Screenings

Cholesterol, Total

Estimates risk of developing heart disease. Includes cholesterol only.

hsCRP (High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein for Cardio)

The CRP test does not diagnose specific disease but is a general marker for inflammation or infection. A high CRP level may be a risk factor in heart disease or may simply be a marker for heart problems.

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