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Lab test done. Have metabolic panel of protein, albumin, bilirubin. Looking for advice

I had some lab tests and before I see my doctor I wanted to do some research to see what questions I should ask. I have a metabolic panel of the following: Protein total 7.3 gm/dL Albumin 4.5 ALK Phos 55 IU/L ALT(SGPT) 19 AST ( SGOT ) 16 Bilirubin Total 1.1 mg/dL Also a Lidip Panel of the following Fasting Cholesterol 214 mg/dL Triglyceride 68 HDL-chol 59 LDL-chol 141 VLDL chol 14
Asked On : Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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Hi! As far as your metabolic panel is concerned its within normal range except for Total bilirubin which is towards higher end. But since your other parameters are normal so this value is not of much significance until you have history of viral hepatitis , excessive alcohol intake or any hepatotoxic drug intake for a prolonged period. Your lipid panel is normal except for Fasting Cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol which are towards higher side of the range .But your HDL is fairly high , which is known as safe lipid, so nothing much to worry.You need weight reduction and secondly check your alcohol intake if you are a chronic alcoholic.With change in your lifestyle itself shall bring change in these abovesaid parameters.Take care!
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