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Do I have to see a specialist to get a LDL cholesterol ordered?
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Primary care provider will do this.

In brief: No
Primary care provider will do this.
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Dr. Christopher White
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Your primary provider will be able to evaluate if you need to be screened for high cholesterol and can then order the appropriate blood tests for youother tests, as needed, including a total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides (fat).
Fasting test gives more accurate read of tg and ldl. May get other tests as well, e.g. Cardiac CRP (inflammatory marker).

In brief: No
Your primary provider will be able to evaluate if you need to be screened for high cholesterol and can then order the appropriate blood tests for youother tests, as needed, including a total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides (fat).
Fasting test gives more accurate read of tg and ldl. May get other tests as well, e.g. Cardiac CRP (inflammatory marker).
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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