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Memo: Fasting No Longer Required for Lipid Testing

As of February 12th, 2018, for most laboratories in the province (excluding Labrador) lipid profile reports will consist of Total Cholesterol, HDL-Cholesterol, Non-HDL Cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, & Triglycerides whether patients are fasting or non-fasting at the time of collection.

To assist with interpretation of results, patients will be asked when they last ingested any food, in order to provide you with number of hours fasted prior to blood collection. If a fasting lipid profile is required it is important that this be clearly indicated to patients and written on the requisition (as a reminder to the patient). 





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