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Dr. William Cromwell
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Lipid Panel (Overview)

The lipid panel=measurements of cholesterol, triglycerides & Apo-A (of HDL particles) to estimate cholesterol within both High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) & Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) particles in water outside cells. It does not measure actual LDL or HDL particle concentrations, the key issue driving arterial disease: heart attack, stroke & peripheral arterial disease. See: http://goo.gl/NmdIfm


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What is lipid panel? When should you take those test?

What is lipid panel? When should you take those test?

Lipoprotein Estimate: A lipid profile measures blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg) carried inside lipoprotein particles (vldl, ldl, hdl). Tg is used to estimate vldl, while ldl-c and hdl-c estimate LDL and HDL particle levels. Current nih and national lipid association (nla) recommendations are that all children between 9 and 11 years of age should have screening lipid testing performed. ...Read more

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Dr. William Cromwell
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Lipid Panel (Overview)

The lipid panel=measurements of cholesterol, triglycerides & Apo-A (of HDL particles) to estimate cholesterol within both High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) & Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) particles in water outside cells. It does not measure actual LDL or HDL particle concentrations, the key issue driving arterial disease: heart attack, stroke & peripheral arterial disease. See: http://goo.gl/NmdIfm


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My HDL is 81, LDL is 132 and my triglycerides are 60. And lipid panel cholesterol shows 225. Can you tell me what this means please?

My HDL is 81, LDL is 132 and my triglycerides are 60. And lipid panel cholesterol shows 225. Can you tell me what this means please?

You're healthy: The HDL is highly protective. You're lucky. Your triglycerides are exceptionally low - also wonderful. Your LDL is normal. Your total cholesterol of 225 is meaningless since a large portion of it from hdl. ...Read more

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I am scheduled fasting glucose & lipid panel blood work in the morning, will my morning dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interfere with test ?

I am scheduled fasting glucose & lipid panel blood work  in the morning, will my morning dose of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) interfere with test ?

Should not: Unless specifically instructed to hold (/not take) your usual meds, should be ok to take. If you do not take the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) all the time / every day, could just as well pick that am for a "med holiday." either should be fine. ...Read more

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Left arm has mild pain, off and on for days,my elbow aches, shoulder will hurt then stop. I'm 40 type 1 diabetic for two years now. Good Lipid panel ?

Left arm has mild pain, off and on for days,my elbow aches, shoulder will hurt then stop. I'm 40 type 1 diabetic for two years now. Good Lipid panel ?

And question?: is not entirely clear. I assume it isn't about lipids (unlikely related to pain) and IS about pain. without an exam, I can only give general information, and, muscle/joint aetiology is easy w. exam. Staying mobile very important. And.. nerve injury/pinch/irritation/neuropathy goes in the path of the nerve neck-->shoulder-->elbow-->hand. would NOT hurt to touch and more shooting type pain. ...Read more

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My lab results were Lipid Panel TG 193 HDL 35 LDL 69 and my BUN/Creatinine Ratio is 22.... is this bad?

My lab results were Lipid Panel  TG 193 HDL 35 LDL 69 and my BUN/Creatinine Ratio is 22.... is this bad?

Not bad: 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 results are within normal limits. Your HDL is low for a woman. You can improve that by exercising. Start with walking 30 minutes a day and increase the intensity of exercise as tolerated. ...Read more

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What do these blood tests mean: cmb, cmp, fasting lipid panel?

What do these blood tests mean: cmb, cmp, fasting lipid panel?

Various lab test: Cmp: comprehensive metabolic panel: tests for a variety of different metabolites and studies activity of certain enzymes. The lipid panel is used to test cholesterol, high and low density lipids and lipoproteins. In general, theres are screening tests, and are not necessarily drawn for a specific reason. Without knowing your clinical information, it is tough to give guidance. ...Read more

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37 yr male; Lyme dis, cp, untreated hbp (165/110); very elevated liver enzymes. Lipid panel ++.'trii 850, low t. ;tests ordered. What could cause?

37 yr male; Lyme dis, cp, untreated hbp (165/110); very elevated liver enzymes. Lipid panel ++.'trii 850, low t.  ;tests ordered. What could cause?

Multiple causes: I'm not sure what you are asking. Cause what? Lyme is caused by a bacterial infection, hbp is often genetic but has many other possible causes, there are many possible causes of elevated liver enzymes (infections, alcohol, reactions to meds, toxins), high lipids usually genetic, low t also has many causes; you need a thorough evaluation and careful treatment, as this mix of problems is serious. ...Read more

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My total cholesterol is 149 my HDL is 42 and my LDL is 92 & my ratio is 3.5 is all lipid panel normal, high or low?

My total cholesterol is 149 my HDL is 42 and my LDL is 92 & my ratio is 3.5 is all lipid panel normal, high or low?

Likely normal: If you don't have any other risk factors, this is a good panel. If you are diabetic or already have coronary disease, then your LDL should be <70 to be in the lowest risk group. ...Read more

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What are lipid and lipid panel tests for?

What are lipid and lipid panel tests for?

Cholesterol: Lipids are measured to evaluate risk for heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. Repeat testing is done to evaluate the treatment (lifestyle modifications or medications) ...Read more

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What is lipid panel? When should you take those test?

Lipoprotein Estimate: A lipid profile measures blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg) carried inside lipoprotein particles (vldl, ldl, hdl). Tg is used to estimate vldl, while ldl-c and hdl-c estimate LDL and HDL particle levels. Current nih and national lipid association (nla) recommendations are that all children between 9 and 11 years of age should have screening lipid testing performed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lipid panel?

What is the definition or description of: lipid panel?

Fats vs Lipoproteins: The lipid panel=measurements of cholesterol, triglycerides & Apo-A (of HDL particles) to estimate cholesterol within both High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) & Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) particles in water outside cells. It does not measure actual LDL or HDL particle concentrations, the key issue driving arterial disease: heart attack, stroke & peripheral arterial disease. See: http://goo.gl/NmdIfm ...Read more

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What foods would you recommend eating a week before a lipid panel test to try to improve results?

What foods would you recommend eating a week before a lipid panel test to try to improve results?

Same as prior weeks: Getting lipid panel test results is not a game, so there is no goal of getting better numbers within a week's time. One should be eating the same type of diet for the whole month prior to the testing, so that the results will reflect reality. If one eats more healthily for one week prior to the test just to get a better score, she may get better numbers but it won't reflect her past diet. ...Read more

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My lipid panel says Chol 251, Trig 180, dHDL 38, cLDL 177, CRF 6.61. How is that CRF calculated? It seems twice the normal range of 0.0-3.00.

My lipid panel says Chol 251, Trig 180, dHDL 38, cLDL 177, CRF 6.61. How is that CRF calculated? It seems twice the normal range of 0.0-3.00.

Please clarify: Hi. As a physician who treats many dyslipidemias and has a PhD in lipoprotein metabolism, I nevertheless need to ask you: 1) what is dHDL, and 2) what is CRF? I'm sorry for my ignorance, but I have no idea what the "d" in dHDL stands for, and I've never heard of CRF (CRH, yes, and I suppose you could mean corticotropin releasing factor, but we don't measure that). PS you have a bad lipid profile. ...Read more

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What is the ama defined lipid panel?

What is the ama defined lipid panel?

See below: Total cholesterol, triglycerides, ldl, HDL and vldl. With that, there are usually some calculated values like tc/hdl ratio and ldl/hdl ratio. ...Read more

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How big of an impact can eating a large meal have on a lipid panel?

Maybe it's your diet: The answer depends on when the blood sample was taken & how long after your last (presumably large) meal. Normally, the lipid panel blood sample should be taken in the morning after an overnight fast. If it has been 7-8 hrs since your prior meal, a "big" meal won't change anything. If the sample is taken sooner (ie less time since last meal), then total, triglycerides, & LDL can be falsely elevatd ...Read more

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What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent?

What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent?

See below: The total cholesterol is made up of 3 parts; triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol. The exact formula is total cholesterol equals HDL + LDL + (triglycerides / 5). ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more