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What Is Lipid Panel With Reflex To Direct Ldl
How does one determine his/her glucose to insulin ratio, and how clinically significant is this with regards to screening for pre-diabetes?
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
Can you explain the formula for determining total cholesterol, and how does this differ (if at all) from a cholesterol value?
This is measured: On a fasting blood draw.Get a more detailed answer ›
If my total cholest is 284 with HDL 100.9 and LDL 177 , trig 79, ratio 2.81. What is more important the levels or the ratio? What the ratio means?
Individual Values: Cardiovascular (cvd) risk is related to the number of LDL particles (ldl-p) and the number of HDL particles (hdl-p). When ldl-p is high or hdl-p is low cvd risk is elevated. Ratios report an LDL number divided by hdl. However, cvd risk can vary by 40% a the same ratio value. This is because you can get the same ratio with different LDL or HDL values (e.g., 2000/50 or 1000/25 give the same ratio). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an outstanding lipid profile (total, hdl, ldl). The doctor says it is one of the best he's seen. I have a family history of heart disease by age 60. Any need for lipid nmr?
Apparently,YES.: This profile is a special test that uses nuclear magnetic resonance or NMR to observe the amount and type(s) of your LDL particles in your body, along with vldl and hdl. With this, your doctor can make more accurate treatment decisions. You might want this because about 50% of heart attacks occur in those with good readings, and if you have other issues like diabetes, your risk goes up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have slightly high bilirubin total, indirect, direct and transaminase. Meaning of this?. No hepatitis a b or c. What is cause and what to do?
Continue workup: I trust the workup is going on with you alcohol-free, and perhaps you should stop taking all that iboprofen as this is a famous cause of what you're describing. You may need to be checked for hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, maybe antitrypsin deficiency. If they're still up, it may be a "fatty liver" begging you to exercise more -- think about hitting the fitness hard now. ...Read more
Overall cholesterol is good. Triglycerides are close to 300 (296) what does this mean for diabetes control? What causes this to rise, it was fine
Elevated tri's: A couple of things cause triglycerides to rise like having eaten a fatty meal prior to testing, suboptimally controlled diabetes, hypothyroidism, excessive alcohol intake and too much protein in your urine(so called nephrotic syndrome). For you it sounds like suboptimally controlled diabetes may be the culprit. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does =1= the PSA assay is a direct chemiluminometric immunoassay manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics mean too me please help ?
Manufacturer: This is simply a reference to the company manufacturing the test kit used by the lab ...Read more
Calculated and : Measured. Usually LDL is calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. If triglycerides are higher than 400 then LDL needs to be measured directly for an accurate reading. It is one of the measures of cardiac risk factors. See the site below for more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/overview/200269. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which of these tests is the hiv test. The comprehensive metabolic panel, the lipid panel, or the hemoglobin A1C. I can't tell which one is for hiv.
Why different lab normals for lipid profle (with apolipoproteins) from one lab to the next, what should the apo b to apo a-1 ratio be?
Hi, my total cholesterol count is 186, Triglycerides is 202, HDL is 40, Vldl is 40 and LDL is 106. I like to know how critical is my condition?
How is CRP reported by lab? Mine says <2.9. Does that mean i'm at moderate risk for heart disease or is the test unable to distinguish values under 3?
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?
For drowsiness which lab-tests may be required?.I want to see my dr with results as next step. Fbs, chol, hdl, ldl, t4, t3, (liothyronine) tsh, CBC are in my mind.Regards
Hi recent diagnosis sle and aerd. Chol 418, LDL 319. Hbp, CKD 3. On Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20mg day. Is this the best med for my cond? What would work better? Concerned.
High Cholesterol: Your cholesterol (c) is extremely high along with your LDL c. You need to speak to an endocrinologist (e) to see what medicine the e would put you on. At the very minimum, the maximum dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is 80 mg and you are on only 20. Ask your doctor to see if that dose could be increased. You may also need to lose weight and modify your diet. See an e and get some input from her about your lipids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir I have problem of high cholesterol up to 248mg/dl and uric acid is 9.1mg/dl and random blood sugar is 83mg/dl so what type of medicine or diet ?
Looks average.: Your numbers don't look too bad although it would be helpful to know your LDL and hdl. You are only 33 so your risk af any coronary vascular disease within the next 10 years or even 30 is very low. The best treatment for you might be diet exercise and maintaining a good body weight. Uric acid is a bit high but if you do not have gout there is no benefit to treating now. Blood sugar normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers