High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for coronary disease. Others include excess weight, high blood sugar and hypertension. Too much cholesterol can build up in artery walls and result in coronary calcification. Those with high cholesterol levels should see a doctor or a nurse and be examined in order to determine the best treatment. In fP-Kol, target reference value for cholesterol is less than 5.0 mmol/l.

Name and abbreviation of test: TRIGLYCERIDES fP -Trigly

Triglycerides are the most important stored energy source of the body. They accumulate in lipid droplets found in adipose tissue’s fat cells. Increased triglyceride level may constitute a risk factor for arterial diseases. Triglyceride target reference values are below 1.7 mmol/l.

Name and abbreviation of test: CHOLESTEROL, high-density lipoproteins fP -Kol-HDL

HDL or “good” cholesterol absorbs cholesterol from tissues and blood vessel walls and carries it elsewhere, thus promoting the regression of atherosclerosis. In fP -Kol-HDL, target reference values for high-density lipoproteins are >1.2 mmol/l in women and >1.0 mmol/l in men.

Name and abbreviation of test: CHOLESTEROL, low-density lipoproteins fP-Kol-LDL

LDL or “bad” cholesterol transports cholesterol to tissues and blood vessel walls. In fP-Kol-LDL, low-density lipoprotein target reference value in low-risk patients is less than 3.0 mmol/l, in high-risk patients below 2.5 mmol/l, and in very high-risk patients less than 1.8 mmol/l.


  • Reference values
    Cholesterol fP – Kol
    • Target level less than 5.0 mmol/l.
    Triglycerides fP -Trigly
    • Target level less than 1.7 mmol/l.
    Cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins fP -Kol-HDL
    • Target levels: >1.2 mmol/l in women and >1.0 mmol/l in men.
    Cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins fP-Kol-LDL
    • Target levels: low-risk patients less than 3.0 mmol/l,
    • high-risk patients less than 2.5 mmol/l, and
    • very high-risk patients less than 1.8 mmol/l.

About the test

  • General - remember not to eat or drink

    Lipids are analysed from a blood sample which is collected after a 1014-hour fast. Too long a fast may affect the results. Please follow the recommended fasting guidelines (you can drink water normally).

    Any morning medication can be taken normally.

    Due to fasting, we recommend taking the test in the morning.

  • Who will interpret my test results?

    Please note that the doctor in charge of the treatment is always responsible for interpreting the results. Consult your doctor if you have any questions regarding the test results.