This test measures the level of all cholesterol in the blood. It does not give a breakdown of the different types of cholesterol.
A total cholesterol test gives a total of all the different forms of cholesterol in your blood.
In an adult, the blood sample is usually taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm or by pricking a finger.
This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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