Skip this step when checking lipid levels
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Skip this step when checking lipid levels. Practice changer: requiring your patients to fast before undergoing lipid testing. Nonfasting total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) levels are equally predictive of cardiovascular mortality and all-cause mortality.
Journal of Family Practice, 63(2) 2015: 113-115.