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how the lipid test is done

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
They don't look: Each test requires specific testing materials and personnel time. If they are looking at lipids and glucose, that is what their test equipment is des ... Read More

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See GI doctor...: You need to see a GI doctor, if you haven't already. It's difficult to know what is wrong with the description given. You need to have an imaging stud ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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CARDIAC TEST: Can't speak for your doctor but generally yes, if there was any thing suggesting compromise of cardiac function, there would be more tests or interven ... Read More
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Dr. Fareed Asfour
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably correct: Sounds like you have hypertension. Women younger than 50 are at fairly low risk for heart disease, unless there is a strong family history (i.e. femal ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
ED: Vascular leak ED typically causes you to lose the erection quickly even though it starts out ok. At your age I wouldn't think that arterial disease is ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
Additional tests: You may need to see g.I doc for evaluation of your esophagus with egd., you may also need chest ct for further look ito your lung.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Vitamin D level?: I check the vitamin D level on all of my patients. Almost all patients I see who are not supplementing are low. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Cholesterol test: This is a test to look at (typically) total cholesterol, ldl, HDL & triglyceride levels. Fasting means no food for typically 9 to 12 hours prior. Wa ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Test results: have a meaningful conversation with a competent medical primary practitioner
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Tests: Can't advise you if you don't have the results. Call your Doc and ask for them
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
19 years experience Internal Medicine
8 hours is typical: Some doctors recommend nothing but water for 12 hours, and suggest that you should avoid fatty meals for 24-48 hours prior. Some doctors no longer req ... Read More

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