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What blood tests will detect coronary heart disease/ heart artery build up? Any tests? Would the d dimer test show?

What blood tests will detect coronary heart disease/ heart artery build up? Any tests? Would the d dimer test show?

No lab tests: Coronary artery disease is mainly diagnosed by assessing one's. Cardiovascular risk as well as sorting out various symptoms. Lab tests to help here would be a full lipid panel as well as a CRP which is a marker of inflammation. These do not detect plaque but do help i risk analysis. D-dimmer is used for venous disease ie blood clots in legs or lungs. ...Read more

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What blood tests will detect coronary heart disease/ heart artery build up? Any tests? Would the d dimer test show?

What blood tests will detect coronary heart disease/ heart artery build up? Any tests? Would the d dimer test show?

None: The sad reality is that there's no blood test for atherosclerosis. The d-dimer test most assuredly will not. An ultra sensitive c-reactive protein will address the probability of developing buildup but will not tell you if you have it. Electron beam ct which provides calcium score gets you closer but is not a blood test. Please read my comment:. ...Read more

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What blood tests will detect coronary heart disease/ heart artery build up? Any tests? Would the d dimer test show?

What blood tests will detect coronary heart disease/ heart artery build up? Any tests? Would the d dimer test show?

Cholesterol: Lab tests do not detect impending heart disease.The risk factors for atherosclerosis and vascular disease could serve as markers of risk for cardiac disease. Elevated cholesterol and ldl, low hdl, increases triglycrides are usual risk factors. Other risk factors that are not lab tests are hypertension, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, lack of physical activity. D-dimer will not help. ...Read more

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Are diastix (bayer) urinalysis strips acurate in diagnosing diabetes?

Are diastix (bayer) urinalysis strips acurate in diagnosing diabetes?

NO: Diabetes is diagnosed when fasting blood sugar is over 125. Diastix detect sugar in the urine which occurs only when the blood sugar is over 180, so it would miss a lot of cases. Also, if someone has eaten a lot of sweets or other carbs, their blood sugar might go over 180 for a brief time, but return to normal quickly, so they aren't diabetic, but diastix would show sugar in the urine. ...Read more

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My test results Jan 2016 (Non HDL cholesterol 162) (HDL ratio 3.8%)(cholesterol in LDL 147)(triglycerides 76)(cholesterol in HDL 58) When to recheck? What should I do for more ideal numbers?

My test results Jan 2016 (Non HDL cholesterol 162) (HDL ratio 3.8%)(cholesterol in LDL 147)(triglycerides 76)(cholesterol in HDL 58) When to recheck? What should I do for more ideal numbers?

Exercise: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your LDL is higher than desired. You should reduce intake of saturated fat and exercise, about 150 minutes/week. You may recheck in a year or so. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?

Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?

Screening test: Stress test is a screening test to determine if ischemia is present. It has good although not perfect reliability. You should discuss the results and next steps with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Cholesterol test, LDL 138 Hdl 59 and triglycerides 89...are these good numbers? How is my heart disease risk? Perfect blood pressure, sugar 93.

Cholesterol test, LDL 138 Hdl 59 and triglycerides 89...are these good numbers? How is my heart disease risk? Perfect blood pressure, sugar 93.

Heart disease risk: You mention normal sugar, but your profile says type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Are you already on medications for diabetes, lipids? By themselves, those numbers are not bad, but if you have diabetes and other conditions, you are in a higher risk category. Discuss this with your doctor who can consider the whole picture. ...Read more

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My blood test shows cholesterol 228, triglycerides 84, HDL 52, LDL 159. Fasting blood sugar 101.What should I do? Medication or diet?

My blood test shows cholesterol 228, triglycerides 84, HDL 52, LDL 159. Fasting blood sugar 101.What should I do? Medication or diet?

Diet, exercise: And weight reduction. Avoid red meat and dairy products. If numbers don't improve, strongly consider medication - statin for lipids and even metformin for glucose if it continues to increase over time. Check an a1c and talk w/your doctor. Consider ace inhibitor or arg for renoprophylaxis. ...Read more

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Had VAP chol. test overall num high, but ratios good LDL pattern A/B. Prim. DR encouraging statin. 43yr old male calcium score 0. Is statin neces.?

Had VAP chol. test overall num high, but ratios good LDL pattern A/B.  Prim. DR encouraging statin.  43yr old male calcium score 0. Is statin neces.?

Depends on risks: Groups have different recommendations,which change. For >40yr w known atherosclerotic disease,kidney disease,diabetes,or >20% 10 year risk for MI (search "Framingham risk score calculator"), generally get statins.Low risk coronary artery calcium score can allow recalculation of risk score. Your doctor knows you better than we do; doing the risk score calculator & discussing at next appt worthwhile ...Read more

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Can strenuous exercise before a cholesterol test increase ldl? My values are: HDL: 1.77 mmol/L LDL: 4.72 mmol/L Triglycerides: 1.12 mmol/L

Can strenuous exercise before a cholesterol test increase ldl?
My values are:
HDL: 1.77 mmol/L
LDL: 4.72 mmol/L
Triglycerides: 1.12 mmol/L

Exercise and LDL: exercise right before a blood draw might increase HDL (the good cholesterol), but it has not been show to increase LDL (the bad cholesterol). Longterm exercise lowers LDL. Your cholesterol results are in a good range, keep exercising! ...Read more

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Random test (5 hours after eating), blood glucose: 77, cholesterol: 155. 2 weeks later Fasting test results: BG:106 cholesterol:199. Accuracy issue?

Random test (5 hours after eating), blood glucose: 77, cholesterol: 155. 2 weeks later Fasting test results: BG:106 cholesterol:199. Accuracy issue?

Methods: Was either of the tests done in a CLIA accredited laboratory? It so, you can rely on that. If one of the tests was done on a Point of Care instrument and the other on a regular analyzer, the latter is more reliable. It is better to have your doctor order the tests and send the samples to a reputable lab. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Follow up on my blood work came out good, protein, bun, apo b, hscrp, LP (a), sdldl & ldlp r high- hdl2, large HDL -p & HDL size are low.?

Follow up on my blood work came out good, protein, bun, apo b, hscrp, LP (a), sdldl & ldlp r high- hdl2, large HDL -p & HDL size are low.?

Gets complicated: Bottom line is sub-fractions of HDL cholesterol and measurement so of HDL size or particle number is still not considered routine. Risk sees to be best predicted by HDL particle number but we do not have any evidence that using medications to target HDL p or HDL size helps. Recently the national lipid association released a report suggesting not to use HDL sizing for risk evaluation. www.lipid.org. ...Read more

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Had a lipid panel! ttl cholesterol- 159. Triglycerides- 61. Hdl- 38. Ldl- 106. Vldl- 12. Ttl cholest/hdl- 4.1. Non-hdl- 118. Is this good?

And the answer is: Total cholesterol under 200 is desirable (good) hdl less than 40 at risk of heart disease total LDL less than 100 good at 106 it is optimal. At your age i would stay/get active and watch the fried foods, junk foods. Get healthy for a lifetime and check again in 4 months and you will be suprised at how fast you can turn the numbers around. ...Read more

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