The test is conducted along with lipid profile to evaluate the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease and for diagnosis of issues related to heart. It is also ordered along with HDL-C and LDL-C to check success of treatment. High blood cholesterol is linked with hardening of arteries, heart disease, and risk of death by heart attack. This test is also used for routine check-ups. Results of test lead towards forming a treatment which is life style changes or lipid lowering drugs. This test is recommended to high risk individual with attributes like smoking, obesity, unhealthy diet, physically inactive, high BP, family history of heart disease and suffering from heart disease.