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The following appendix offers information regarding desirable and undesirable lipid profile values.
Total Cholesterol (TC)
Less than 200
240 and above
60 and above
High; Optimal; associated with lower risk
Less than 40 in men and less than 50 in women
Low; considered a risk factor for heart disease
Less than 150
500 or higher
Less than 100
Slightly Above Optimal
190 and above
Non-HDL is a reading that includes the cholesterol content of all the lipoproteins that are not part of the HDL classification. LDLs are the most common lipoprotein to examine for heart disease risk, but there are other lipoproteins that can contribute to atherosclerosis. These are sometimes called Very Low-Density Lipoproteins (VLDL) and Intermediate Density Lipoprotein (IDL). The general category of all Non-HDL lipoproteins can be combined with the readings from the LDL category to validate concerns for heart risk profiles.
Less than 130
Slightly above Optimal
Total Cholesterol to HDL ratio (TC /HDL) is a number that reflects how many HDL lipoproteins we have relative to our total cholesterol. A person with a lower HDL value may see that his/her total cholesterol is also low. In this case, a person with a lower HDL value may have a TC/HDL ratio that is fine. This value taken with the other values in the lipid profile help a health care professional get a better idea of the actual heart disease risk.
3.6 to 5.0
Borderline High to High
High to Very High
12-hour Fasting Glucose (Glu)
82 - 110
High to Diabetic
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