I get the finger stick total every eight weeks, when I contribute at the local blood bank and only get the total count.
However, since I'm a T2 diabetic, I do go to a heart care clinic every six months and get the fasting test which does the full breakdown of the three indicators (HDL, LDL, Tri's).
BTW, I do get elevated Tri's, but this has been traced back to possibly my slightly elevated ingestion of my daily infusion of wine
I have a blood test scheduled for next Monday and have not had a glass of vino for at least the last three weeks. Let's see how that works out
At least the wine gets the fats off the wall and well circulated (the doc dosen't buy that theory...)