I had a lipid panel performed last year but didn't pay much attention to it at the time because there was a death in the family. Now, it's almost time to have one again, so I looked back at last year's results:
LDL CALCULATED 43
The triglycerides are extraordinarily low. I do not have hyperthyroidism. (In fact, another panel taken on the same day showed me to have hypothyroidism.) My liver function is also normal. I was not following any type of special diet at the time.
How are you? There has been studies associating triglyceride levels to genetics especially with the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein(MTP) gene. However, this gene can be associated with high plasma triglyceride levels, instead. Withe regards to low triglyceride levels, this could indeed be due to a variety of factors such as prolonged fasting, exercise prior to the test, intake of fish, and overactive thyroid or even liver disease ( which have been ruled out already). The best thing to do at this point is to have a recent blood chemistry including your lipid profile to be able to compare the results. Take care and do keep us posted.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.