Where Is Chest Pain With Heart Attack?

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Blood tests can easily measure cholesterol levels. A blood test for cholesterol should include the entire lipoprotein profile: LDL, total cholesterol, HDL, and triglycerides. It is very difficult to measure LDL levels by themselves, but LDL levels can be reliably calculated using total cholesterol and HDL levels.

To obtain a reliable cholesterol reading, doctors advise:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours before the test.
  • Do not eat or drink anything but water for 12 hours beforehand.
  • If...
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