Cholesterol, Plasma

Diagnostic Use

Cholesterol is a lipid that is vital for life. It is produced by all cells in the body and is important for the maintenance of cell membrane integrity. Cholesterol is also a precursor to all steroid hormones and bile acids synthesised by the body.

Total cholesterol is part of the lipid profile which is requested to assess a patient's cardiovascular risk.


Core Biochemistry

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Lipids - Cholesterol

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3 hours

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