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Where can I buy a home cholesterol test?

Where can I buy a home cholesterol test?

Don't do it!!!: You need reliable measurements of: Total cholesterol HDL cholesterol (good0 LDL cholesterol (Bad) and Triglycerides. They are useless when frequently measured. If you are taking medications or doing exercise and weight loss, the usual time to see if the intervention is working is not sooner than 4-6 months! Doing it more frequently will only generate anxiety and will not serve useful purpose ...Read more

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Can eating before a cholesterol test mess it up?

Can eating before a cholesterol test mess it up?

Yes because Estimate: Cholesterol: a fat molecule made by every animal cell. Promoted as a way to guess at LDL particle concentrations. Not eating critical to ? ingested fats being carried in all the lipoprotein particles. But LDL particles carry 3to6, 000 fat molecules/particle ; cholesterol contents vary widely. Ldl-c is not ldl, is only estimated (t. Chol. - hdl-c - 1/5 triglycerides) ; low correlation with LDL conc. ...Read more

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What can affect the results of a cholesterol test?

What can affect the results of a cholesterol test?

Cholesterol test: What can affect the results of a cholesterol test? ANS: time of day, diet for 3+ weeks before, blood drawn before you got out of bed?, family history, your medical history, medications you are taking. Age, gender, lab error, liver failure, acute glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome, starvation, eating way too much fat, or not enough, BCP, thyroid disease, cancer, being too fat/skinny. Ask Dr. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we need to fast before cholesterol test ?

Lipids: For years we've fasted overnight as you note. Recent evidence suggests it isn't necessary. Practice is only changing slowly being cautious. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have fast for 14 hours before a cholesterol test?

Yes: Yes yes yes, you want to have no food. You can have water if you want. That wont affect the results. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect would eating a chocolate doughnut have on a cholesterol test?

Disaster: It would probably blow it through the roof and completely invalidate your results. Really. ...Read more

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Why is my cholesterol only high with a expanded cholesterol test and not a regular one?

Why is my cholesterol only high with a expanded cholesterol test and not a regular one?

Should be similar: Your cholesterol level may vary slightly from day to day, and it can change significantly over time with changes in diet, activity or overall health. Also, there can be some variation in the levels depending on whether both were fasting samples (i.e., using blood not taken immediately after a meal). Otherwise, there should not be a big change in 2 fasting samples taken relatively close together. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for cholesterol, do you think my cholesterol will be lower with a fasting cholesterol test?

Can you tell me for cholesterol, do you think my cholesterol will be lower with a fasting cholesterol test?

Yes: It's always advised that you check your cholesterol after at least an 8 hour fast. Your triglycerides and HDL will be affected the most. ...Read more