When is an average of two fasting lipid profiles indicated?

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Henry J Rohrs, III, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Answer

Measure the fasting lipid profile twice and average the results if any of the following are noted:

  • Family history of premature cardiovascular disease

  • Family history of dyslipidemia

  • Pediatric medical condition that predisposes to cardiovascular disease or dyslipidemia


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