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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
If anything, higher: I would think. The fasting, typically for 8-12 hours, is required to get an accurate tricylceride measurement. This is needed to accurate calculate y ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Accurate: That's a long fast, but it should have led to accurate results nonetheless.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Fasting: Blood lipids should be tested after a fast of at least 9 hours. The effect of a meal on blood lipids will depend on the composition of the meal. For g ... Read More
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Maybe it's your diet: The answer depends on when the blood sample was taken & how long after your last (presumably large) meal. Normally, the lipid panel blood sample s ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
For : For most fasting tests, we usually recommend a 12 hour fast. So if your blood tests are scheduled for 9 am, make your last food is eaten before 9pm t ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
9 hours: Fasting blood lipids require a minimum of 9 hour fast. No food for 9 hours before the time you are scheduled to have your blood drawn. You may drink w ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain in AM: May be reflux/ gastritis/ espohagitis, . When you sleep elevate head of bed by placing pillow under mattress, so it decreases reflux. may consider pri ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not necessarily but: Saturated fats can affect cholesterol levels, but about half of those who die from cardiovascular disease have "normal" lipid levels. Saturated fats m ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol: Lipids are measured to evaluate risk for heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. Repeat testing is done to evaluate the treatment (li ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
LIPID STORAGE D.: Enzyme assay of WBC will diagnose the disease plus clinical sx.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
5-8 cc: 5-8cc.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Lipid means fat: Now: artery ds starts ~ age 7. Ldl & HDL are lipoproteins, i.e. Protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. Ldl is always in nm ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mircea Petrina
24 years experience Cardiology
Good enough: But then you will need a doctor to interpret it based on your risk profile.
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