To begin, the doctor performs an external examination of the patient finds it disturbing symptoms, the duration of their course, the duration of occurrence, intensity of development, and so on. Be sure to set bad habits of the patient. If there is reasonable suspicion to raise the level of cholesterol in the blood to diagnose disease in a medical institution you will necessarily be asked to take the following laboratory tests:
- Total blood cholesterol. Rent at any time of your choice, even after a meal. It should be noted that the optimum cholesterol in the blood is considered less than 200 milligrams per deciliter. The maximum permissible presence of 200 – 239 milligrams per deciliter, and should be considered a critical figure of 240 or more milligrams per deciliter.
- Biochemical analysis of blood lipoproteins. Allows not only to measure total cholesterol and triglycerides, lipoprotein and low density. 10-12 hours prior to analysis the patient is forbidden to eat. It is believed that too much weight is not the amount of HDL and LDL, and the difference between them. That she will be able to show the level of risk of cardiovascular disease and the degree of development of hypercholesterolemia. Ideally, the LDL level should be less than 100 milligrams per deciliter, and HDL of more than 60 milligrams per deciliter.
- Direct analysis of low-density lipoprotein. Carried out at any time.
Carrying out these tests is available in virtually any diagnostic laboratory. Also different availability of its price.