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What is the significance of chylomicrons in a lipid profile test?

Q: What is the purpose of chylomicrons in the body? It figures in the lipid profile test. Should it be present in the body fluid when one gets the lipid profile done? In my lipid profile it came out to be nil. What does it mean?

A:Chylomicrons are of no significance in a routine lipid profile. They are usually seen after a meal. You can ignore the result.

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