Serum Lipid Profile: Fasting or Non-fasting?
- P. K. Nigam
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Serum lipid profile has now become almost a routine test. It is usually done in fasting state due to certain limitations in non-fasting serum sample. In the recent past efforts have been made to simplify blood sampling by replacing fasting lipid profile with non-fasting lipid profile. However, fasting specimen is preferred if cardiovascular risk assessment is based on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol or non-HDL cholesterol. A lot has yet to be done in this area. Till then we have to believe in fasting lipid profile for assessment and management of cardiovascular disease.
- Serum Lipid Profile: Fasting or Non-fasting?
Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
Volume 26, Issue 1 , pp 96-97
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- P. K. Nigam (1)
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- 1. Department of Cardiology, CSM Medical University, U.P., Lucknow, 226003, India