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Do I have to see a specialist to get a HDL cholesterol ordered?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: No

Your primary care doctor can order and hdl-cholesterol test.

In brief: No

Your primary care doctor can order and hdl-cholesterol test.
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Dr. Gary Birnbaum
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Your primary care doctor can order an hdl- c.
More commonly your primary will order a lipid panel which includes the hdl-c. Note that an hdl-c below 40 is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease and above 60 it is generally a negative risk factor. However patients with levels below 40 may not be at risk and patients with levels above 60 might be at high risk. A lipidologist may help.

In brief: No

Your primary care doctor can order an hdl- c.
More commonly your primary will order a lipid panel which includes the hdl-c. Note that an hdl-c below 40 is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease and above 60 it is generally a negative risk factor. However patients with levels below 40 may not be at risk and patients with levels above 60 might be at high risk. A lipidologist may help.
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