Geno J. Merli, MD; Howard H. Weitz, MD
Disclosures: Geno J. Merli, MD, reports the following: Research grants/contracts: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Portola; Consultancies: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen. Howard H. Weitz, MD, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
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January 25, 2017
Annals Consult Guys-Measuring Lipids: To Fast or Not to Fast
Great discussion. Our patients will be much happier about not fasting. I am a bit confused after listening to Dr. Weitz' statements 11 min into the video. "there should be a national move toward the nonfasting lipid panel. Be aware that triglycerides will affect a calculated LDL, but many labs are doing direct LDL measurement. The effect of triglycerides on calculated LDL really only occurs when triglycerides are 400 mg/dl or higher. We think we should move toward the fasting test." Did Dr. Weitz really mean to say nonfasting test at the end of this quote?
Geno J. Merli, Howard H. Weitz. Annals Consult Guys – Measuring Lipids: To Fast or Not to Fast. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166:CG1. doi: 10.7326/W17-0001
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(2):CG1.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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