Explanation Of Blood Test Results?
Good morning doctor. Yesterday I had a blood test using an instrument. For cholesterol tests how come the results are yours. While the sugar and gout tests showed normal numbers according to the midwife. Because I doubt the results, I repeat the test for cholesterol, but the results are no longer you, but hi. What does that mean, is this an error or a human device or indeed it is not normal cholesterol levels, please help. Thank you …
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the discomfort you are experiencing.
The reliability (reliability) of cholesterol testing devices at home varies. The results of the examination can fluctuate, as you seem to experience. This is because the accuracy depends on the manufacturer of the device. Most cholesterol check tools that are in accordance with the standard have an accuracy of 95%, but some others do not meet the standards and do not rule out having a lower accuracy. It should be understood that it is OK to use a cholesterol level check tool at home as an estimate, but the device cannot replace the cholesterol level check conducted by a health worker in a health care facility.
Most cholesterol checking tools at home only measure total cholesterol levels. Only a small number of devices can measure levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein [HDL]) and triglycerides. In fact, the device cannot directly measure "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoprotein (LDL)) cholesterol, but only based on calculations using the formula using total cholesterol, HDL, and triglyceride levels.
Management of cholesterol problems is not only limited to measuring cholesterol levels, but also needs to consider other factors, including family history, diet, age, sex, smoking, blood pressure. All these factors are needed to assess the risk of heart disease and blood vessels in patients.
You are advised to consult directly with your doctor or internist regarding the examination of the appropriate fat profile that you need to undergo. Interpretation of results and treatment plans will also be more accurate if done by a doctor who treats you directly. As a suggestion, you should eat regularly balanced nutritious meals, exercise regularly, avoid smoking habits, and maintain your weight within the normal range.
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