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My doctor did a blood lipid profile but I didn't fast, so are the results still valid?
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Not for triglyceride
Better to be fasting when getting lipid profile particularly for triglycerides.

In brief: Not for triglyceride
Better to be fasting when getting lipid profile particularly for triglycerides.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Perhaps
Fasting status does not affect HDL cholesterol or total cholesterol mrasurements.
After eating triglyceride (tg) levels increase. Since LDL cholesterol is calculated (total cholesterol minus ( triglyceride/5 + HDL cholesterol)) non-fasting status makes LDL cholesterol measurements unreliable. If tg is elevatd (>150) i recommend re checking a fasting lipid profile.

In brief: Perhaps
Fasting status does not affect HDL cholesterol or total cholesterol mrasurements.
After eating triglyceride (tg) levels increase. Since LDL cholesterol is calculated (total cholesterol minus ( triglyceride/5 + HDL cholesterol)) non-fasting status makes LDL cholesterol measurements unreliable. If tg is elevatd (>150) i recommend re checking a fasting lipid profile.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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