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What does this blood report indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: In blood work results What does a HDL Large level of 4161 mean. What should be done
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
please upload the results

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

in order to fully evaluate the result I would need the actual report. You can scan or photograph and upload it. It would be very helpful to know the rest of the lipid levels like total cholesterol and triglycerides.
I'll be waiting for your response.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (1 hour later)
Just uploaded the entire report. Please reeveiew and explain to me what I should be concerned about.'
Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
nothing worrisome

Detailed Answer:
I've seen your report. Everything is OK!

The HDL particles you've asked about are a little on the low side, which confers less protection than the HDL usually does but the blood levels of both HDL and LDL are not unfavorable. The large HDL particles are the most protective ones and a high LDL concentration combined with high percentage of large HDL are the best regarding cardiovascular risk. Your large HDL particles are somewhat low as a fraction of total HDL.

The overall impression is that your tests are good and there is nothing you should worry about!

I hope you find my comments helpful!
You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (3 minutes later)
Thank you!!
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
typo...

Detailed Answer:
You're welcome!

I've actually included a typo! "... as a fraction of total HDL ..." should be corrected to "... as a fraction of total LDL particles". Small and dense LDL particles are the most atherogenic while the large are the protective ones. I had to make it more clear....

Kind Regards!


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does this blood report indicate?

Brief Answer: please upload the results Detailed Answer: Hello, in order to fully evaluate the result I would need the actual report. You can scan or photograph and upload it. It would be very helpful to know the rest of the lipid levels like total cholesterol and triglycerides. I'll be waiting for your response.