Cardiac Screen

Fasting Required

Fasting is required for this test. Please DO NOT eat or drink anything except water for 8-12 hours before your test. DO NOT stop taking your prescription medications. If your healthcare provider advised you to take your medications with food, consult with your healthcare provider before fasting.

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A cardiac screen, also known as a lipid panel, is a group of tests to detect the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack or stroke. It is also used to monitor treatment for someone already diagnosed with cardiac issues.

What are lipids?

Lipids are fats and fat‐like substances found in the bloodstream and stored in body tissues. Monitoring healthy levels of these lipids is very important to maintaining a good level of health.

What does a lipid panel include?

A lipid panel measures the following:

  • Total cholesterol
  • High-density Lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL; “good” cholesterol)
  • Low-density Lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL; “bad” cholesterol)
  • Triglycerides

TEST RESULTS

HOW DO I GET TESTED?

To order your own lab tests, you just need to follow these three easy steps:

  1. Complete a lab order form for your test online and print it out to take with you to the DLO Patient Service Center. Follow the instructions on the laboratory test order form if fasting is required for the testing you are ordering.
  2. Visit any DLO Patient Service Center throughout Oklahoma. Check in with our friendly staff and give them your completed order form. Full payment is due at time of service before sample collection is performed. Note that we accept all major credit cards and checks. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash payments. Have one of our skilled phlebotomists draw a blood sample or take a urine sample, who will send your sample to our laboratory for testing.
  3. Create a MyQuest™ account and view your test results through the MyQuest online patient portal. Test results are available through MyQuest within 7-10 business days of completing your lab work.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT-OF-RANGE?

It is always recommended you meet with a healthcare provider to determine what your laboratory test results mean to you. Your healthcare provider will review all of your test results and, combined with your health history, will be able to provide an accurate picture of your health status.

If any of your results were abnormal or out-of-range: You could be at increased risk for coronary artery disease. As with any abnormal results, it’s important that you discuss their implications with your healthcare provider.

If your results were within normal range: If all of your cardiac health screen test components were within normal range, you should follow the screening guidelines for your age and health status. The American Heart Association recommends that, beginning at age 20, your healthcare provider should assess your risk for coronary artery disease. If your healthcare provider has assessed your risks of heart disease and your risks are not elevated, it is recommended that you be screened every five years.

WHAT OTHER RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY HEALTH AND LABORATORY TESTS?

DLO Direct™ offers direct access to laboratory testing for informational purposes only. A DLO Direct lab test result is not a medical diagnosis and is not intended as medical advice. Only a healthcare provider can interpret lab results and diagnose a medical condition or disease.

Because tests have not been ordered by a healthcare provider, third party entities, including Medicare and Medicaid, will not reimburse for these tests.