Cholesterol/Lipids Test

Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your doctor about having a cholesterol/lipids test. Consider printing or writing down these questions and taking them to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor and Patient at appointment with ipad

Bring a list of questions to ask your doctor about cholesterol lipids testing. 

  1. Do I need to have an empty stomach before the test? Should I withhold any of my medications? Are there any medications that I will need to take?
  2. What happens next if the test shows that my cholesterol/lipids levels are unhealthy?
  3. What can I do to have healthier cholesterol/lipids levels?
  4. What is my risk level for cardiovascular disease?