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Lipid Profile Evaluation & Treatment
There are many forms of cholesterol circulating in the blood. The various forms of cholesterol and other fats in the blood are together called lipids. Doctors measure and diagnose high cholesterol with a simple blood test, often called a lipid profile. It’s done after fasting for nine to 12 hours to eliminate the contribution of any fat you recently ate.
Tests for cholesterol provide results for four different types of lipids.
Your cardiologist will determine your optimum level of LDL & HDL depending on your age, gender, and risk factors such as family history, presence of diabetes, etc. The current trend, backed by research, is to maintain the LDL at around 100 mg/dL. However, if you have certain risk factors then your cardiologist may want your LDL down to 50 mg/dL.