Lipid profile

Lipid profile test package
fS-Lipidit KL 2245

Test name (Finnish)Test name (English)Code
fS-Kol fS-CholKL 2095
fS-Kol-HDL . fS-HDL-CKL 2097
fS-Kol-LDL fS-LDL-CKL 2099
fS-Trigly fS-Trigly (TG)KL 2770

Lipids and cholesterol are fat-like substances in your body. A lipid profile test looks at the levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood.


Monitoring the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Assessment of risk for coronary artery disease.


1 mL of fasting serum, minimum 0.5 mL.

Storage and delivery

Delivery at room temperature, if it arrives within 24 hours. Can be stored refrigerated over the weekend.


Photometric, enzymatic

Turnaround time

1 – 2 weekdays

Reference ranges

Recommended values

Test name (Finnish)Tast name (English)Reference value
fS-Kol fS-Cholbelow 5.0 mmol/L
fS-Kol-HDL (over 18 years women / men) fS-HDL-C (over 18 years women / men)over 1.2 / 1.0 mmol/L
fS-Kol-LDL fS-LDL-Cbelow 3.0 mmol/L
fS-TriglyfS-Triglybelow 1.7 mmol/L
fS-KolVLDLfS-VLDL-Cbelow 0.9
fS-Trigly HDL-C/Cholover 0.24

Interpretation of results

You should discuss the results of your lipid profile test with your doctor. There are specific guidelines for target cholesterol levels in different people — talk to your doctor about this.

Your doctor may use your test results as part of a risk assessment for cardiovascular disease.

Cholesterol and lipid levels are just one thing that’s taken into account when working out your risk of cardiovascular disease. Your doctor will also look at other things, such as your age and blood pressure, to calculate your risk.

Your doctor will likely talk with you about how to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. If necessary they will talk to you about how to lower your cholesterol levels.

The studies mentioned above are individually described on separate pages fS-CholfS-HDL-CfS-LDL-C, fS-Trigly.


Last update 8.8.2023