Lipid profile


Lipid profiles are commonly requested as part of a cardiovascular health check, if cardiovascular disease is suspected, in cases where abnormal lipids may cause other conditions, or in patients taking lipid-modifying drugs.

A standard lipid profile includes the following tests:

A fasting lipid profile requires the patient to consume nothing but water for 12 hours prior to venepuncture.

Samples will not be analysed if previous analysis performed within 4 weeks. If there is a specific clinical reason for analysis within this timeframe, please state this on the request card.

Other Comments:

For more information, please see the following:

Lipid profile - Lab Tests Online
Fasting guidelines

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


  • Gel/clotted/lithium heparin (Yellow/red/green top)

Add-on requests are accepted

Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours