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?
Merli GJ, Weitz HH. 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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