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Where is a HDL cholesterol usually done? At a hospital?

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Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
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In brief: Where labs are done

An HDL cholesterol is just a lab test done on blood that is drawn, so wherever phlebotomy (professional blood drawing) is done the labwork can be arranged.
This would include a doctor's office or clinic, lab, er, instant care, hospital, etc. Hdl cholesterol is often measured as part of a lipid panel that includes other cholesterol and triglyceride values.

In brief: Where labs are done

An HDL cholesterol is just a lab test done on blood that is drawn, so wherever phlebotomy (professional blood drawing) is done the labwork can be arranged.
This would include a doctor's office or clinic, lab, er, instant care, hospital, etc. Hdl cholesterol is often measured as part of a lipid panel that includes other cholesterol and triglyceride values.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Blood test

Hdl cholesterol is part of a panel of tests called a "lipid panel".
It is done via a blood sample, and this can be drawn in a doctors office or at a lab facility that has blood drawing capabilities. Most hospitals can do this, but it is done more often in the outpatient/ambulatory setting as it is considered part of primary care/family practice and internal medicine and preventive care.

In brief: Blood test

Hdl cholesterol is part of a panel of tests called a "lipid panel".
It is done via a blood sample, and this can be drawn in a doctors office or at a lab facility that has blood drawing capabilities. Most hospitals can do this, but it is done more often in the outpatient/ambulatory setting as it is considered part of primary care/family practice and internal medicine and preventive care.
Dr. James Underberg
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