- Total cholesterol level
- High density lipoprotein level (Good cholesterol)
- Low density lipoprotein level (Bad cholesterol)
- Triglyceride level
- Very low density lipo protein
Cholesterol levels will be mentioned in test report as mg/dl which means milligrams per 100ml.
Total cholesterol level
- Normal = Less than 200mg/dl
- Border high = 200 to 239 mg/dl
- High = 240 mg/dl and over
High density lipoprotein level (Good cholesterol)
Higher the HDL is the better. Lower then 40mg/dl for men and lower than 50mg/dl for woman is considered as the risk for heart disease.
- For men 40 to 50 mg/dl
- For women 5o to 60 mg/dl
HDL levels 60mg/dl will give some protection against the heart disease.
Low density lipoprotein level (Bad cholesterol)
- Normal = Less than 100mg/dl
- Above normal = 100 to 129 mg/dl
- Border high = 130 to 159 mg/dl
- High = 160 to 189 mg/dl
- Very high = 190 mg/dl and above
Triglycerides are a form of fat. With higher the triglycerides level there is a chance of higher total cholesterol levels.
- Normal = less than 150 mg/dL
- Border – High = 150–199 mg/dL
- High = 200 – 499 mg/dL
- Very High = 500 mg/dL
Very low density lipo protein (VLDL)
Normal values for low density lipo protein are 5 to 40 mg per 100ml
- Family history
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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: June 18, 2012