Plano, TX
A 54-year-old male asked:

Ldl 88 hdl 46 tg 115 tc 153. ldl-p 874 hdl-p 35.8 small ldl-p 352 ldl size 20.5 lp( a) 34 homocyst 9.0. any risk or cholesterol medicine needed?.

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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine Clinical Lipidology 37 years experience
LDL-P is low: Given the low LDL cholesterol level, an low total LDL particle number, on the surface this profile looks desirable. The low HDL cholesterol level is concerning but the HDL particle number is not low. While lp(a) and homocystiene levels correlate with risk there is no data that treating them reduces risk. These levels are not abnormal either. However cannot assess risk by labs alone. See a doctor.
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