Date of Graduation

Summer 8-13-2016

Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

First Advisor

AJ Sommers


Cardiovascular health is often assessed through predictive tools that rely upon measured lipid values. It has long been held that lipids were most accurately measured with the patient in the fasting state; however, mounting evidence has suggested that nonfasting lipid measurements are not significantly different from fasting. This systematic review examined the cardiovascular disease predictive value of nonfasting lipid levels, specifically LDL-C, compared to fasting lipid measurements.