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Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance that your body uses to hold cells together. While your body needs cholesterol to work properly, too much can cause problems. The only way to determine your cholesterol level is through a blood test. Some cholesterol tests, like a lipid profile done at the doctor's office, will look at all four components. Other tests, like most home cholesterol tests, only look at total cholesterol.
(For more information, click Cholesterol. This article offers an in-depth look at how cholesterol travels through the bloodstream, the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol, and more. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)