Progressing from Fasting to Non-Fasting Lipid Testing

Dr Alap Christy*, Dr Abhik Banerjee*, Dr Kshama Pimpalgaonkar* and Dr Arnab Roy^ Department of Biochemistry*, Research & Development^, SRL Limited, S. V. Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai 400062, India Conventional lipid testing insists upon a fasting state; primarily due to influence of circulating triglycerides being responsible for assay interference and limitations of assays which have a certain degree of resistance to provide reliable results in non fasting sample. However, the quest has always been to simplify the healthcare needs as much as possible to reduce the amplitude of already existing illness and anxiety. Requirement of collection of sample in 8-12 … Continue reading Progressing from Fasting to Non-Fasting Lipid Testing