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Multistat Iii Cholesterol Test

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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What this test does This is home-use test kit to measure total cholesterol. What Cholesterol Cholesterol is fat in your blood. High-density lipoprotein helps protect your heart, but low-density lipoprotein can clog arteries of your heart. Some cholesterol tests also measure triglycerides, another type of fat in blood. What type of test this is: This is quantitative testyou find out amount of total cholesterol present in your sample. Why you should do this test: You should do this test to find out if have high total cholesterol. High cholesterol increases your risk heart disease. When blood vessels of your heart clogged by cholesterol, your heart does not receive enough oxygen. This can cause heart disease. How often you do this test: If you are more than 20 years old, you test your cholesterol about every 5 years. If your doctor has you on special diet or drugs to control your cholesterol, you may need to check your cholesterol more frequently. Follow your doctor's recommendations about often you test your cholesterol. What Your cholesterol levels should be: Your total cholesterol level should be 200mg dL or less, according to recommendations in National Cholesterol Education Program third Adult Treatment Panel. You should try to keep your LDL values less 100 mg / dL, Your HDL values greater or equal to 40 mg / dL, and your triglyceride value less than 150 mg / dL. How accurate this test is: This test is about as accurate as test your doctor use, but you must follow directions carefully. Total Cholesterol tests vary in from brand to brand. Information about test's accuracy is printed on its package. Tests that say they are traceable to Program of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be more accurate than others. What to do If your test shows cholesterol: Talk to your doctor if your test shows that your cholesterol is higher than 200 mg / dL. Many things can cause cholesterol levels, including diet, exercise, and other factors. Your doctor may want to test your cholesterol again. How you do this test: You prick your finger with lancet to get drop of blood. Then put drop of blood on piece of paper that contains special chemicals. Paper will change color depending on how much cholesterol is your blood. Some testing kits use small machine to tell you how much cholesterol there is in sample.

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Research Design and Methods

Newer Method For Calculating Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Is More Accurate Than Older Methods That Require People To Fast Before Blood Is Draw, According To New Study Published In Circulation. Results Mean That Screening For LDL Cholesterol Could Become More Convenient If Routine Fasting Before Cholesterol Tests Was Eliminate. Researchers who created new method found in 2013 that old method underestimates LDL cholesterol levels, particularly for patients with high triglycerides. New Method Uses Chart With 180 Different Factors To More Accurately Calculate LDL Cholesterol For Individual. Although new LDL calculation method is bit more complex, beauty is that it can be performed using information that is already collected in blood sample for standard Lipid profile and automated in lab computer system to give more accurate result, Seth Martin, MD, MHS, co-director of Advanced Lipid Disorders Center and assistant professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and one of creators of new test, say in statement. Since nonfasting samples are now accurate, it is more convenient for patients because they can come at anytime and do need to return for second appointment if they have eat. New Method Is: Total Cholesterol Minus HDL Cholesterol Minus Triglycerides Divided By Specific Value From Chart. According to researchers, new test may be more complicated, but it doesnt take any longer to provide results and cost to administer it is same. Researchers use on more than 1. 5 million US participants in Very Large Database of Lipids, which was created and maintained by Johns Hopkins. Study Included 959 153 People Who Fast And 586 481 People Who Do Not Fast And Assessed Impact Of Fasting On Accuracy Of New Method Of Determining LDL Cholesterol. Using new method, accuracy of LDL cholesterol test among patients who do not fast was 92 percentage compared with 71 percentage of patients tested with old method. Both have been compared to actual measured value of LDL. While fasting always provides more accurate measures for both new and old tests, differences with newer methods were clinically meaningful in majority of cases. Some patients may still to fast. Fasting may still be important for those patients with high risk of cardiovascular disease if their might change based on LDL cholesterol calculation, those patients with triglyceride disorder, or those who need to fast for other types of tests. Some patients can have sizable changes in triglycerides after eating, and that is what makes older Friedewald method less accurate for these people because this isnt taken into account and it exaggerates underestimation of LDL levels, said Vasanth Sathiyakumar, MD, senior resident at Johns Hopkins. One of strengths of our analysis is that we do look at average responses but rather look at each participant's personalized levels using 180 different factors to determine more accurate calculation.

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What is a cholesterol test?

Cholesterol is waxy, fat-like substance that's found in your blood and every cell of your body. You need cholesterol to keep your cells and organs healthy. Your liver makes all cholesterol your body needs. But you can also get cholesterol from foods you eat, meat, eggs, poultry, and dairy products. Foods that are high in dietary fat can make your liver produce more cholesterol. There are two main types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein, good cholesterol. Cholesterol Test Is Blood Test That Measures Amount Of Each Type Of Cholesterol And Certain Fats In Your Blood. Too much LDL in your blood may put you at risk for heart disease and other serious conditions. High LDL levels can cause of plaque, fatty substance that narrows arteries and blocks blood from flowing normally. When blood flow to heart is block, it can cause heart attack. When blood flow to brain is block, it can lead to stroke and peripheral artery disease. Other names cholesterol test: Lipid profile, Lipid panel

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