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Which of the lipids tests (tg, hdl, ldl, total choles) are affected by fasting, and which would be the same whether or not one fasted overnight?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: TG and LDL
Tg is high in non-fasting state.
Ldl is a calculated value that takes tg levels into account and high tg would give erroneously high LDL levels. Total cholesterol may also be higher.

In brief: TG and LDL
Tg is high in non-fasting state.
Ldl is a calculated value that takes tg levels into account and high tg would give erroneously high LDL levels. Total cholesterol may also be higher.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
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In brief: Good question
Trig- very meal dependent ldl- meal dependent hdl- meal independent advanced lipid testing further fragments these components and preforms direct measurements, for difficult to prescribe for pt's.

In brief: Good question
Trig- very meal dependent ldl- meal dependent hdl- meal independent advanced lipid testing further fragments these components and preforms direct measurements, for difficult to prescribe for pt's.
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman
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