What you did get looks really good. Most doctors don't know about the particle test and need to educate themselves about it. See if you can find Triglycerides. If not I would ask why they didn't do those as they are very basic. It should be with the lipid panel. What did the doctor have to say? The other stuff is all relevant for different things, look for values that are outside the normal range (which should be given on the right side of the page for each line) and ask your doctor about them. If there is no info an internet search of all those terms will explain. Just type in basic bloodwork and the name.
Unofortunately the particle size test is so uncommon that most doctors have not even heard about it. You will have to ask for it and have your doctor figure out which lab can do this. Maybe do a search online. Without the particle test the HDL/Triglyceride ration is the best indicator of heart disease, still much more reliable than just HDL and LDL. Birgit
After being on lipitor 40 mg for 3 months my LDL went from 200 to 72..with my history and families they want it under 70.....but my HDL went from 52 to 48.....I did have the particle test done too and a calcium heart scan.....so....because of those results and my particle test I decided to go on zetia too,,,,,he did say if I lost weight and exercised, diet changes,,,maybe be able to get off of it,,,,,(my particle test was 1400,,,,a normal persons without meds would be 1000....another reason I decided to do the meds till I make the changes I need,,,,(I hope I didnt get these letters mixed up!)
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