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Are fingerstick cholesterol tests accurate?
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Kind of
It can be a quick screening test - but it only shows you your total cholesterol and not the components (hdl, tg, ldl, etc.
).

In brief: Kind of
It can be a quick screening test - but it only shows you your total cholesterol and not the components (hdl, tg, ldl, etc.
).
Dr. Jackie Lam
Dr. Jackie Lam
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Close enough
However for a proper evaluation you need to have your blood tested in fasting state for more than cholesterol.
The usual panel includes total cholesterol, hdl, calculated LDL and triglycerides.

In brief: Close enough
However for a proper evaluation you need to have your blood tested in fasting state for more than cholesterol.
The usual panel includes total cholesterol, hdl, calculated LDL and triglycerides.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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