We Now Do In-House Lipid Panels.

November 17, 2015
by Dekalb Pediatrics

We now do in-house lipid panels as routine screening once between age 9-11 years, and for any patient at risk, as recommended by the Academy of Pediatrics. With a quick finger stick we can get immediate results for total cholesterol, HDL (“good” cholesterol), calculated LDL (“bad” cholesterol ) , triglycerides, and what is called a non HDL cholesterol. While some of the results may be affected by eating, the non HDL cholesterol does not require fasting and gives us an accurate picture of lipid status.

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