New Delhi: A leading cardiologist here warns that cholesterol tests done in pathological laboratories in India rely on readings that do not help doctors judge a patient`s health accurately.Vinay Sanghi of the Fortis Escorts Hospital says that the scales used to measure one`s good and bad cholesterol levels in fact tend to hide the reality."We feel that the bad cholesterol level or LDL should be less than 70 but most labs tend to feel that up to 100 is okay," Sanghi told IANS. "The older labs tend to go even higher. Both cases are not acceptable to us."Ditto for good cholesterol levels," he added."The problem with these readings is that it leaves a large chunk of population with heart problems undetected," Sanghi said. "They come to us feeling nothing is wrong with them, but that is not the case."
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