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What is the definition or description of: lipid?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 35 years experience
Fats: Lipids are fats. A common example of lipids refer to blood fats - cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles such as tg rich vldl and cholesterol rich LDL and hdl. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Lipids: Are fats that are found in the blood stream.

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What is the definition or description of: lipid panel?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 35 years experience
Cholesterol Test: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles such as tg rich vldl and cholesterol rich LDL and hdl. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations.

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