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When a doctor draws blood to test for LDL and HDL what else do they test for?
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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In brief: Lipids
This is usually part of a lipid profile --- total cholesterol, hdl, ldl, & triglycerides.

In brief: Lipids
This is usually part of a lipid profile --- total cholesterol, hdl, ldl, & triglycerides.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Depends on Doctor
Lipoproteins are complex particles which carry fat molecules in the water outside cells.
Generally, LDL particles deliver fat molecules into cells; HDL particles can remove fat molecules from cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10 see NMR particle test. Cholesterol, a fat molecule made by every single animal cell, is ~30% of all fat molecules in all membranes.

In brief: Depends on Doctor
Lipoproteins are complex particles which carry fat molecules in the water outside cells.
Generally, LDL particles deliver fat molecules into cells; HDL particles can remove fat molecules from cells. Ldl is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best large-hdl >10 see NMR particle test. Cholesterol, a fat molecule made by every single animal cell, is ~30% of all fat molecules in all membranes.
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