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A 25-year-old female asked:

Lipid panel done. triglycerides 263, hdl 45, ldl 66, cholesterol 163. what would cause the high triglycerides with normal values otherwise?

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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Abnormal test: Hi It's possible to have isolated, high triglycerides. If that value was from a non-fasting test, and if you had a fatty meal before the test was done, you could see an isolated high trig level. But triglycerides at that level suggest that there may be an abnormality with lipid metabolism. Please be sure to follow up with your doctor about the results. Hope this helps.
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