Advanced Cholesterol Profile

Advanced Cholesterol Profile

Major Factor in Chronic Disorders

Cholesterol is a necessary component of animal cells and plays a vital role in protecting human tissues. While high cholesterol levels are often associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), low cholesterol levels can also have significant health consequences. Despite this, low cholesterol levels are often overlooked, and many people focus solely on reducing high cholesterol. However, maintaining a balance between cholesterol levels is crucial for optimal health.

MosaicDX offers an Advanced Cholesterol Panel that goes beyond standard lipid panel measurements, providing a more comprehensive assessment of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of your cholesterol levels.

Turnaround Time: 1-2 weeks

Turnaround times are estimates. Detailed order tracking is available in the MosaicDX Portal.

Advanced Cholesterol Profile

What Patients Might Benefit from Testing Cholesterol?

There are a number of symptoms and conditions associated with cholesterol imbalances:

  • Alcoholism
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Depression
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Liver Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Suicide


Why Test for Cholesterol Levels?

Cholesterol is a vital sterol found in all animal cells and plays a crucial role in protecting human tissues. It has several important functions in metabolism. It is a vital component of all cell membranes and provides structural support for vitamin D, adrenal and sex hormones, brain myelin, and bile acids which aid in fat digestion and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

While high levels of cholesterol, particularly LDL cholesterol, have been associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), low cholesterol levels are often overlooked despite their serious health consequences. The terms “good cholesterol” and “bad cholesterol” are associated with HDL and LDL cholesterol, respectively, but if a person’s tissues have a significant overall deficiency of cholesterol, both types can be beneficial.

Interestingly, LDL cholesterol can protect against infection. It has been found to protect human red blood cells from endotoxins produced by deadly staphylococcus bacteria. High cholesterol may also be deposited as a beneficial “patch” on inflamed or injured blood vessels, especially coronary arteries. Furthermore, studying genetic disorders that prevent cholesterol synthesis can help understand the health consequences of low cholesterol. Low cholesterol has been associated with a greater risk of suicide, violence, and mood disorders such as depression, as it influences serotonin activity in the brain. Low levels of serotonin are linked to depression and violent and anti-social behavior. Overall, cholesterol is crucial for many bodily functions and, as with everything in nature, balance is key.

Learn More About the Advanced Cholesterol Profile: Explore FAQs


The Advanced Cholesterol Panel is a serum panel that can help identify cholesterol deficiencies or abnormalities in cholesterol transport.

By analyzing the markers below, you can receive a comprehensive assessment of your cholesterol levels.

  • Total Cholesterol
  • Apolipoprotein A-I (APO A-1)
  • Apolipoprotein B (APO B)
  • Lipoprotein (A) (LP (A))
  • Homocysteine

Sample Reports

This test report can help healthcare professionals make informed decisions about the appropriate treatment and management of their patients’ cholesterol levels.

Test Prep and Instructions

MosaicDX offers patient-friendly sample collection kits that simplify testing. Our kits include visual, step-by-step instructions for test preparation and sample collection, personalized shipping cards, and pediatric collection bags if needed. With MosaicDX, patients can easily collect samples for testing with confidence and accuracy.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ordering process for MosaicDX tests starts with your healthcare practitioner assessing your symptoms and recommending the most appropriate test.

Once a test has been recommended, collection kits can be conveniently ordered and delivered straight to your doorstep. If you already have a collection kit, you can register your test and begin the process at your convenience.

It is important to carefully follow the collection instructions and include all required information about yourself and your specimens when registering your test. When your specimens are collected, you can use the prepaid shipping materials provided in your kit to ship them to MosaicDX. Your results will be accessible online via the MosaicDX portal. We recommend scheduling an appointment with your healthcare practitioner to discuss your results and develop a plan for your healthcare

If you are located outside of the U.S., our customer service team can assist you in finding a distributor in your country. In countries where a distributor is not required, you can place an order through our international patient ordering site. Please note that all international shipping costs must be paid prior to shipping the kit.  

Different states have regulations that define the scope of practice for practitioners. It is the practitioner’s responsibility to abide by these rules. Check with your state board of health to determine any restrictions related to laboratory testing. Please note, Mosaic Diagnostics does not offer testing in New York. 

Once you have opened your account, you have the options of ordering kits to stock in your office or drop-ship kits directly to your patients through your MosaicDX portal.   

Watch our short tutorial videos on how to conveniently  

Already have a kit? Watch this video on how to place an order for your patient using a kit from your inventory.   

Please refer to your test’s specific Test Preparation and Instructions for more information regarding the potential effects of medications, foods, and supplements on this test. 

You make also consult your healthcare provider prior to making any changes to your medications.

Visit the payment information page for an overview of payment options and procedures along with insurance coverage overview.

NOTE: Insurance coverage for testing is based on several factors such as the type of procedure, diagnosis, and insurance policy guidelines. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance company to check for coverage and to provide the procedure codes (CPT codes) and diagnostic codes (ICD-10 codes). The CPT codes can be found on the billing information page, while ICD-10 codes are provided by the practitioner.

Mosaic Diagnostics offers written interpretations within test reports and complimentary consultations with our clinical educators for qualified practitioners. To schedule a consultation, simply sign in to your MosaicDX account and book a consultation online. 

We encourage all patients to discuss results with your practitioner.

Our Resources tab also contains educational materials that you may find useful, we also offer MosaicEDGE workshops for qualified practitioners to better understand the fundamentals of lab testing.

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