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Lifestyle Cholesterol Management (cont.)

Where to Get Cholesterol Tested

Measuring your cholesterol involves taking a sample of blood. Often your health care practitioner will recommend and arrange these tests during an office visit, although it is best to have the blood drawn after fasting for 14-16 hours.

Cholesterol screening opportunities are often available in the community such as:

  • screenings held in shopping centers;
  • community health fairs;
  • neighborhood medical clinics;
  • home testing devices; and
  • work site testing.

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