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What Is Lipid Panel With Reflex To Direct Ldl
Confused by lipids - 132 total chol (good), 32 HDL (low), 101 Trig (good), 80 LDL (good), 100 Non-HDL, but Pattern B with bad peak/particle sizes. 69 apolipo B and 28 LP (a) both good. Risk overall?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the total cholesterol number in a lipid panel mean. My total is not the sum of my HDL and ldl.?
Complicated answer: 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had a lipid panel done. Ttl cholesterol- 159. Triglycerides- 61. Hdl- 38. Ldl- 106. Vlda- 12. Ttl cholest/hdl- 4.1. Non-hdl- 118. Is this good?
38yr old female 5' 1" 136lbs total lipid panel 236 trig 82 HDL 76 vldl 16 LDL is 144↑ I avoid fried/greasy foods & most sugar water/coffee only. Why?
Lipid panel: Blame it on genetics. Unfortunately many lipid panel abnormalities are difficult to pin down as to root cause. Good dietary analysis of other foods, like protein and carbs is also in order. Sometimes simple adjustments to diet can make the difference. But pretty good HDL on this report. Read more
My fathers Lipid Panel! Total cholest: 243, Triglycerides: 257, HDL: 44, VLDL: 51, LDL: 148, LDL/HDL ratio: 3.4. Calcium score was a 1. Is this bad?
Hyperlipidemia: Bad is a part of a formula or an angle. It depends on your dad's pmhx, MI, Cardiovascular Risk factors etc. It is likely that his LDL should be lower as well as Triglycerides. I would assume he is currently on a Statin or will be placed on one in addition to lifestyle modification. Read more
My lab results were Lipid Panel TG 193 HDL 35 LDL 69 and my BUN/Creatinine Ratio is 22.... is this bad?
Not bad: 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, your results are within normal limits. Your HDL is low for a woman. You can improve that by exercising. Start with walking 30 minutes a day and increase the intensity of exercise as tolerated. Read more
Total cholesterol 219, HDL 73, LDL 114, vldl 32, triglycerides 161. Thought I was eating good. No fried foods & not a lot of sugar. Is my lipid panel bad?
Need Particle Data: High triglyceride (tg) is often a marker for high LDL particle number (ldl-p). As tg rise ldl-p rises. However, when tg is high the amount of cholesterol carried by LDL particles goes down. This often results in "normal" LDL cholesterol (ldl-c) and low hdl-c levels despite high (ldl-p). When ldl-p is high cardiovascular risk is high independent of ldl-c, hdl-c, tg levels. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I consider getting lpa tested if lipid panel is normal (total 94, LDL 34, HDL 47) even with strong family history of heart disease and stroke?
Lp (a) lipoprotein: Is a marker for increase cardiovascular risk and can be lowered with agents such niacin. However, no outcome studies have showed efficacy in lowering cardiovascular events by lowering lp (a). Attempt lowering risk you can managed like smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical inactivity, diet, alcohol consumption, psychosocial stressors. Good luck. Also I will recommend a stress test. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer