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Lipid Panel 80061
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 ...Read more
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
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
Better to fast: Nothing but water after midnight.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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.
Lipid panel: If "CRF" is a typo for "CRP", as in hs-CRP, then your CRP is too high, perhaps indicative of your low HDL and high LDL/triglycerides. You need to improve your lipid profile, and with these numbers you'd likely need diet/exercise/medication/weight loss if overweight. With improvements in your lipids, the CRP should come down. The CRP is measures, not calculated, and it suggests risk to the heart ...Read more
Better to be: Fasting. It is required that you fast overnight to get proper results of a lipid panel. ...Read more
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
Do not know: With available information. I always like getting medical information from the Mayo Clinic. Check: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904 ...Read more
Don't know: Is this a one time lab or is this a recurrent thing? Jaundiced? We simply can't diagnose medical conditions on the Health Tap medical education site. I only provide medical education as a volunteer. But you can seek assessment via Health Tap concierge or prime. ...Read more
Glucose & lipid panel for blood test has different fasting hours. It is possible for single of withdrawing blood?
Yes: Most labs require 10-12 hour fasting which is long enough for both. ...Read more
The only abnormality in my lipid panel is LDL 128. Is it time to stop my Lipitor (atorvastatin) statin drug. Now?
Depends: It depends on what your LDL was to start and if you have any co-existing vascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, family history or smoking history. There are some numbers that are absolutely too high and meds are needed but many people fall into a grey zone and all variable need to be considered. Diet and exercise should be the first line of intervention for most people. ...Read more
Should I worry for my lipid panel test results cholesterol 186 trygglyceride 189 HDL 46 and lowe density lipoprotein calculated is 102?
No: Unless you're a coronary or cerebrovascular or peripheral vascular patient already, or have 2 major risks (diabetes, high bp, fam history of early coronary disease, tobacco use), the level of LDL you have is well below the danger zone of 160, and definitely in the near optimal zone (100-129) and your HDL is above 40, below which is a danger zone for this protective molecule. ...Read more
Lipid panel done on 05/09/2014, results are:CHOL 246.00 mg/dL.. TGL 78. HDL 43. LDL 187.4: meds and diet by doc not helping, suggestions?
Find and Fix Causes: It is important to determine why the LDL cholesterol is elevated. Your physician will need to check for several inherited and acquired medical conditions that can affect LDL levels. Another alternative is to see a lipidologist (physician specializing in lipid and lipoprotein disorders). You can find a lipidologist at www. Lipidboard. Org (click "verify status", then search your state). ...Read more
On march my lipid panel results were: Total 198, trigly 129, hdl 41, vldl 26, ldl 131, hdl ratio 4.8. I'm 34, female, overweight and scared.?
My md ordered a non fasting lipid panel on me & triglycerides were 409. Is this accurate since I was not fasting? She said I didn't have to be fasting.
Triglycerides: Hello. I'm not sure why your test was a non fasting lipid panel. The 409 reading may be a result of what you had to eat that day before your test. It's best to review these results with your doctor. He/she can review your trends in your lipids and see if your diet needs adjusting. Good luck. ...Read more
Please advise on someone with the following lipid panel being prescribed a statin: hdl=136, ldl=108, triglyc=50 total cho=248 I am 58, female, nonsmoker.
If: If those are your levels before taking any medication and there is no premature heart disease in your family and you have no high blood pressure or diabetes or heart disease or history of stroke you do not need treatment. Some people have a high HDL cholesterol and still get heart problems. But in general, an HDL level above 60 is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Most experts do not use ratios now but look at non-hdl cholesterol (total minus the hdl) and the levels of LDL cholesterol. You appear to not need any lipid therapy with those levels. ...Read more
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, there's 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
What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel mean. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
Total cholesterol is comprised of cholesterol contained in multiple particles. These are:
1. Hdl (good)
2. Ldl (very bad)
3. Vldl (bad)
4. Idl (bad)
5. Chylomicrons and remnants (bad)
6. Lp (a)
one easy way to assess your total bad cholesterol is to calculate non-hdl cholesterol by subtracting HDL from total. Some studies say this is better than ldl. Ideal levels of this are less than 130 mg/dl. ...Read more
Does my lipid panel below need to get better: total cholesterol: 178 hdl: 42 ldl: 115 trig:106 vldl:21?
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?
All good: Current goals: chol < 200, HDL >35, LDL <135. Your numbers all look good now, probably because you are young, and hopefully because you are exercising, are the proper weight, and are eating a prudent diet. Next time, though (like in about 2-3 years at annual exam time), request the new NMR test which will analyze the specific quality of your LDL particles to see if you have the right number & size. ...Read more
Can you tell me what the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel represent. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
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?
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
Lipid panel done. Triglycerides 263, HDL 45, LDL 66, cholesterol 163. what would cause the high triglycerides with normal values otherwise?
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