How reliable is non fasting lipid panel?
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Posted Sat, 1 Feb 2014 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Should repeat&do fasting lipid profile testing... Detailed Answer: Hi my dear, If the test she did was not fasting, then, I'd suggest to repeat it again but this time fasting. Ask her to eat a light dinner at 8 pm. and the next morning around 8 or 9 am she should draw blood to repeat the test. If the fasting lipid profile testing will be high again, then, should further evaluate her situation. Please bare in mind that lipid changes are seen often in adolescents due to hormonal changes and they are quite normal. All the best! Dr.Bardha