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“I feel extremely fortunate that I found out about my FH before something major happened to me, and I hope to avoid heart disease with prevention.

My father had his first heart attack at age 36 and died from one at 51. I had thought his problems were due to lifestyle. He was a smoker and didn’t have the healthiest diet. Imagine my surprise when I saw my cholesterol screening results from a life insurance blood test. I was 30 years old, and my LDL, the “bad cholesterol,” was nearly three times higher than expected for a woman my age! I had never had my cholesterol checked, because I had always heard that diet and exercise were enough to manage it. It just wasn’t supposed to be a problem with someone who is young, active, doesn’t smoke and isn’t overweight. Right? Wrong. And, boy, was I wrong.

My doctor recommended I visit a cardiologist, who in turn referred me to a lipid specialist. I found out I have heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. I’d never heard of it before and immediately assumed the worst. Would I have a heart attack and die at a young age like my dad? I was terrified that I would miss out on my then-2-year-old daughter’s milestones.”

The above story is about a woman who is diagnosed with cholesterol.The test helped her to find FH early,before something major may happen.

One of the most frequent reasons for performing clinical laboratory tests is to support, confirm, or refute a diagnosis of disease that is suspected on the basis of other information sources, such as history, physical examination findings, and imaging studies. The following questions need to be considered: Which clinical laboratory tests may be of value in supporting, confirming, or excluding the clinical impression? What is the most efficient test-ordering strategy? Will a positive test result confirm the clinical impression or even definitively establish the diagnosis? Will a negative result disprove the clinical suspicion, and, if so, what further testing or alternative approach will be needed? What are the known sources of false-positive and false-negative results, and how are these misleading results recognized? offers a range of Full Body  Checkup Health Packages based on your needs from laboratories near your location. You can either choose the one you need, or you can also consult with doctors first and undergo the tests based on their recommendations.

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