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Dr. William Cromwell
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Lipid Panel (Definition)

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 ...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 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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Had triage sob, hepatic panel, complete blood count, hepatic profile, basic metabolic profile, liver 1, lipid profile, hemo a1c, serum-serum all done?

Had triage sob, hepatic panel, complete blood count, hepatic profile, basic metabolic profile, liver 1, lipid profile, hemo a1c, serum-serum all done?

Maybe: It seems as though you've had quite a few tests ordered. Whether or not you're done will likely depend on the reason why they were ordered along with the test results that you'll discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

Why isn't herpes testing part of routine std testing panel?

False Positive test: HsV 1 (cold sores on the mouth) blood tests cross react with HSV 2 ( genital herpes) blood tests. Leading to false positive tests and mental anguish . Herpes cultures can only be done when you have a active genital herpes outbreak. Not screening. ...Read more

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Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Yes: Hi. Yes it does. If you have the blood drawn fasting, you have a good way you screen for diabetes (fasting serum glucose). The CMP also measures many other important blood chemistries. To your health! ...Read more

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Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

All: Comprehensive panel abnormalities could suggest possibility of endocrine disorders or in extreme hyperglycemia detect Diabetics . Thyroid disease, adrenal diseases,etc require specific test ...Read more

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Is an nmr lipid panel a valuable tool to better assess heart disease risk compared to a basic lipid panel?

Is an nmr lipid panel a valuable tool to better assess heart disease risk compared to a basic lipid panel?

Yes - Based on Data: LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) is the traditional measure of LDL quantity. NMR measures LDL particle number (LDL-P). When LDL-C and LDL-P differ CHD risk tracks with LDL-P not LDL-C. Expert groups advocate use of LDL-P to judge response to therapy and guide adjustment of therapy. New data shows adjusting therapy to achieve low LDL-P results in fewer CVD events versus statin treatment to low LDL-C levels. ...Read more

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What tests are in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

What tests are in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

Metabolic panel: A comprehensive metabolic panel tests kidney and liver function, as well as the level of common electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium. ...Read more

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Boyfriend snorts methamphet 2-3x/mo. CBC, Chem panel, liver panel, lipid profile drawn this am. Last use 6hrs ago (2"lines")can meth affect lab values?

Boyfriend snorts methamphet 2-3x/mo. CBC, Chem panel, liver panel, lipid profile drawn this am. Last use 6hrs ago (2"lines")can meth affect lab values?

Get an new BF: It does not seem that your boyfriend is concerned about his health. His habits are likely to affect your health and you may wish to consider your options. Meth can affect some of the lab results, it would depend on what tests are being done. ...Read more

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Why are CBC and liver panel tests done?

Why are CBC and liver panel tests done?

Monitoring: CBC tells you if you are anemic, and if you have the right number of white cells. Liver tests check for liver damage that can occur from medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Sweat chloride testing for cystic fibrosis=standard tests?

Sweat chloride testing for cystic fibrosis=standard tests?

Yes, Gold Standard: The gold standard for a diagnosis of CF is 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests. However, the ability to run genetic tests and detect the disease in this fashion is becoming more common. In fact, it is now standard procedure in all 50 states for newborn babies to be screened, via blood from a heel prick, for cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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For cholesterol blood tests, what are the differences in lipid panels?

For cholesterol blood tests, what are the differences in lipid panels?

CMS panel: Centers of medicare and medicaid services has panel for lipid profile. The test should be done on fasting blood sample and the entities measured are total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. Ldl and vldl are calculated. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003491.htm. ...Read more

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What is a 10 panel etg drug test?

What is a 10 panel etg drug test?

Drugs: The 10 panel means it tests for 10 substances. This is a pretty common number for drug screens. The etg means it tests alcohol. The etg will test positive if alcohol has been consumed recently and is a common test in zero tolerance programs. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more