A lipid panel is a blood test that measures lipids-fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy by your body. Lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
This panel measures:
Total cholesterol level.
Other measurements that may be done for a lipid panel include:
Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol level.