Cholesterol is a definite type of lipoprotein that is present in the blood. Serum Cholesterol Test usually measures the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood and it includes the measurement of both low-density and high-density lipoproteins.
Cholesterol is a fat like substance that is required to keep organs healthy. Cholesterol test is done to measure the amount of good or bad triglycerides and cholesterol in your blood. Around 70% of it is in the liver. This will indicate LDL, HDL and VLDL in the blood.
To check cholesterol level in blood
Both low and high density lipoproteins are measured. High value puts you at risk of cardiovascular diseases which includes Atherosclerosis and stroke.