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Doctor insights on: Lipid Profile Blood Test Results Explained

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My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good. Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

My doctor said my lipid panel blood test results looked good. Is that an indication that I am not eating to much saturated fat?

Not necessarily but: Saturated fats can affect cholesterol levels, but about half of those who die from cardiovascular disease have "normal" lipid levels. Saturated fats may cause arterial damage independent of effects on lipid levels, but the degree to which saturated fats increase risk of heart disease is controversial. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/saturated_fat_and_cardiovascular_disease_controversy & comment:. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Lipid (Definition)

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24hrs since a CBC, CMP, lipid profile blood test Is there something wrong? Or an emergency that I have to come in?

24hrs since a CBC, CMP, lipid profile blood test Is there something wrong? Or an emergency that I have to come in?

Depends: Depends on the policies of the office. I always ask my patients to come in after multiple blood tests so I can sit down with them and explain what was done and what the tests showed - even normal ones. The biggest complaint patients have is that their doctors don't explain adequately. ...Read more

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Blood test lipid results showed 2 things flagged as abnormal. AST 64 and ALT 98. What does this mean?

Blood test lipid results showed 2 things flagged as abnormal. AST 64 and ALT 98. What does this mean?

Elevated liver test: These tests are above normal, but not more than twice the "upper limit of normal", and so would be considered a mild degree of elevation.

Numerous conditions can cause this; it depends on why your physician ordered the test. Can be from medications, or from a temporary or chronic illness.

Would check with your ordering physician. If was thought temporary, could repeat them after several weeks. ...Read more

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I have a bad UTI & taking a strong antibiotic. My blood test (sugar/lipids/hemoglobin) is in 2 days. Would it affect results? Should I reschedule?

I have a bad UTI & taking a strong antibiotic. My blood test (sugar/lipids/hemoglobin) is in 2 days. Would it affect results? Should I reschedule?

Nope! Well, maybe...: Infections can make your sugar level rise in the short term but really shouldn't affect your 3 month a1c. Infections definitely won't affect lipids (cholesterol) or hemoglobin (blood count). Of course, your doc might have a different opinion so best to call his/her office ; ask. ...Read more

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My blood test shows high lipids? When should medicines be considered, since some people are just on "diet"?

My blood test shows high lipids? When should medicines be considered, since some people are just on "diet"?

Depends: Depends on your risk factors, whether you have documented coronary artery disease. If you are diabetic you probably should be on a statin. Diet is astaple of treatment but may not be enough. Your treatment plan needs to be tailored specifically to you. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My son had a blood test that came back with an abnormal lipid count what does that mean? He is 20 yrs old.

My son had a blood test that came back with an abnormal lipid count what does that mean? He is 20 yrs old.

Abnormal lipid blood: It would appear that the amount of lipids (cholesterol and related fats) are too high in his blood. After some years he will be more likely than other people to develop blockages in his heart and other arteries, which can give rise to heart attacks and strokes. His doctor will be able to advise him, but in most such young individuals, changes in diet, and sometimes medications will be needed. ...Read more

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What if you took a blood test and something was wrong? How long will you know or will you get a call immediately. It been 24 hrs so far 4 CBC lipid p

What if you took a blood test and something was wrong? How long will you know or will you get a call immediately. It been 24 hrs so far 4 CBC lipid p

Don't worry: Your doctor's office have a protocol in notifying their patients of results. Being young most likely yor results will be normal. Some doctors will notify you by phone of the results after the doctor reviews the results and sign off on them. Some may send you an e mail which immediate. Some may send you a letter which may take a week. If you have an abnormal test they will give you instruction ...Read more

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My blood test shows high level of lipids 265. What should I do? What food should I eat and what to avoid. Shall I take medicine....? Help plzzzz

My blood test shows high level of lipids 265. What should I do? What food should I eat and what to avoid. Shall I take medicine....? Help plzzzz

Vegetables are your: Friends. And not smothered in butter and salt. Lean meats no larger than a deck of cards or your palm. Fresh fruit is also good. Minimize yellow cheeses in favor of white cheeses. Eggs are ok but egg whites are better. This is a lifestyle so don't go to extremes by totally eliminating foods but rather each meal should be balanced and is a new opportunity to make better choices. ...Read more

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Does Prilosec effect lipid counts if taken the day of the blood-test. My 1st and 2nd report are extremely skewed. I am male 28.

Does Prilosec effect lipid counts if taken the day of the blood-test. My 1st and 2nd report are extremely skewed. I am male 28.

Lipids: Not that I am aware it could be a blood error and if not then when was the last time you had it check. ...Read more

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I made blood test for lipids & it was 265 as for cholesterol. What should I do. Plz help as what to eat as well. Is it serious.?

I made blood test for lipids & it was 265 as for cholesterol. What should I do. Plz help as what to eat as well. Is it serious.?

Saludos: Empieza por bajar el consume de comidas saturadas en grasas, asegurate que te prueben la sangre en ayuna. Si se mantiene elevada entonces vas a necesitar medicamento. ...Read more

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Had blood test... Ldl was 104. Lab said this was high. I was told that less than 130 LDL was good. Have standards changed for lipids?

Goal LDL: Depending on risk, goal LDL is different. Check this link for more info. Www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/cholesterol/atglance. Pdf. ...Read more

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Last month I did blood test (CBC, Vitamin D, Lipid, Sugar etc). After blood test I got sick (temperature)and lost about 4 kgs of weight. Reason?

Last month I did blood test (CBC, Vitamin D, Lipid, Sugar etc). After blood test I got sick (temperature)and lost about 4 kgs of weight. Reason?

Coincidence but...: This is almost certainly a coincidence; you would have gotten sick at that time if you had not had the blood test. The only possible connection is that if you experienced a significant amount of stress related to the blood test that might have reduced your immunity thus making it a bit more likely you would get an infection, ...Read more

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I had a blood test (cbc w/diff, cmp, lipid, thyroid). All were normal (other than slightly low RDW & cholesterol). Feel exhausted often. What next?

I had a blood test (cbc w/diff, cmp, lipid, thyroid). All were normal (other than slightly low RDW & cholesterol). Feel exhausted often. What next?

Further evaluation: There are many common causes of fatigue that have not yet been ruled out. You likely did not get adequate thyroid tests. You might have chronic infections such as lyme disease or viral infections, intestinal parasites, heavy metal toxicity, mold toxicity, corticoadrenal insufficiency, depression, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, sleep apnea, food sensitivities etc. Please see my comment:. ...Read more

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I think I have a stomach virus and I am scheduled for a blood test tomorrow morning (fasting lipid panel, CMP w/EGFR, CPK, PSA). Should I postpone?

I think I have a stomach virus and I am scheduled for a blood test tomorrow morning (fasting lipid panel, CMP w/EGFR, CPK, PSA). Should I postpone?

Should not impact: The tests you listed are not likely to change if not feeling well. Consider the phlebotomist, though and postpone if actively symptomatic so you don't transmit it. ...Read more

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How can my blood test results look?

How can my blood test results look?

Depends: It depends on the particular blood test and the illness you may have. Your question is too vague for a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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How can I get my blood test results?

How can I get my blood test results?

Call your doctor: The doctor that ordered the test will have a report. You can request a copy of your results from them. ...Read more

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How can I read these blood test results?

How can I read these blood test results?

Well: Us medical folks go to school to learn how to interpret test results. Don't know how much of a crash course can be provided in 400 characters or less. Consider reviewing the results with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you help me understand my blood test results please?

Can you help me understand my blood test results please?

Incomplete info: 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, it may be possible to provide an opinion if you were to list the results. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood test results, really need help.?

What to do if I have blood test results, really need help.?

We'd love to help: First though we need to know what results you got, what your general health status is, and -- especially -- what your personal physician has told you. Please get back to us. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood test results, any ideas?

What to do if I have high blood test results, any ideas?

Need to know test: It depends on the test. Some high need fixed, others low. Please re-ask with more information. ...Read more

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Blood test results -what would tell that I have leukemia?

See below...: As general rule, your blood test results should be interpreted by your physician. But to answer your question, a common abnormal finding in the blood of a patient with leukemia is a significantly increased WBC (white blood cell) count with or without abnormal circulating cells. Anemia (low rbc and hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) are also common. Not all leukemias show high wbc. ...Read more

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How do I access my blood test results from the hospital?

How do I access my blood test results from the hospital?

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Your GP can see them on their screen. You may be able to go to the hospital lab and ask for the report ...Read more