A cholesterol test is a measurement of the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream, i.e. how high the level of cholesterol is.
Cholesterol (total-C) is made up of LDL-cholesterol, VLDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol. The “bad” cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, should preferably be below 2.5 mmol / l. HDL cholesterol is the “good” cholesterol and should be as high as possible.
The more LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream, the greater the risk of atherosclerosis. Elevated cholesterol cannot be felt before you get symptoms of serious illness. It is therefore a good idea to be aware of your cholesterol levels as too much cholesterol in the blood increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Blood cholesterol is measured by a blood test.