Cholesterol Blood Tests: What HDL, LDL, Good Cholesterol, Bad Cholesterol really are

What does it mean? Cholesterol and triglyceride tests are blood tests that measure the total amount of fatty substances (cholesterol and triglycerides) in the blood. Cholesterol travels through the blood attached to a protein. This cholesterol-protein package is called a lipoprotein. When your doctor orders your cholesterol or lipid profile, the test measures blood levels…