Tests to evaluate dyslipidemia in CKD
What tests should be used to evaluate dyslipidemia in patients with CKD?
As with the general population, a complete lipid profile including total, HDL, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides should be obtained when evaluating dyslipidemia.
While a lipid profile obtained after an overnight fast is ideal, even nonfasting values can provide important information.
Fasting lipid profiles should be considered when significant abnormalities, especially high triglycerides, are noted with non-fasting samples.
The routine measurement of lipoprotein(a), apolipoprotein B, and other lipid markers is not recommended due their lack of utility in current clinical practice.