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What are the tests for hyperlipidemia?
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Many possibilities
There are many lipid tests available, but the strongest evidence indicates that a total cholesterol and an HDL (good cholesterol) is a good start, and this can be done without fasting.
A standard lipid panel is another option, and includes these two plus triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and requires at least an 8-hr fast. For more info, see the guidelines on www.Provenhealthways.Com.

In brief: Many possibilities
There are many lipid tests available, but the strongest evidence indicates that a total cholesterol and an HDL (good cholesterol) is a good start, and this can be done without fasting.
A standard lipid panel is another option, and includes these two plus triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and requires at least an 8-hr fast. For more info, see the guidelines on www.Provenhealthways.Com.
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Blood Test/Lipid Pro
Hyperlipidemia is diagnosed by blood test where you will see elevated LDL and/or Triglycerides

In brief: Blood Test/Lipid Pro
Hyperlipidemia is diagnosed by blood test where you will see elevated LDL and/or Triglycerides
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Lipid vs Lipoprotein
Hyperlipidemia refers to abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglyceride (tg).
These lipids are carried in cholesterol enriched (hdl, ldl) or tg enriched (vldl, idl, chylomicrons) lipoproteins. Lipoprotein values are most commonly estimated by measuring lipids. Because the lipid carried inside particles is highly variable many experts advise measuring lipoprotein particle number directly.

In brief: Lipid vs Lipoprotein
Hyperlipidemia refers to abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglyceride (tg).
These lipids are carried in cholesterol enriched (hdl, ldl) or tg enriched (vldl, idl, chylomicrons) lipoproteins. Lipoprotein values are most commonly estimated by measuring lipids. Because the lipid carried inside particles is highly variable many experts advise measuring lipoprotein particle number directly.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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