Healthy Below 200 mg/dL (below 5.18 mmol/L)
Borderline high 200 to 239 mg/dL (5.2 to 6.2 mmol/L)
High Above 240 mg/dL (above 6.2 mmol/L)
This test measures the levels of both LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol in combination. It may be done simply to record an individual’s cholesterol levels or for comparison purposes (e.g., to determine if cholesterol-lowering medications or nutrients are working).
Healthy range: 40 to 160 mg/dL
Triglyceride, a type of fat (lipid) are found in the bloodstream and may contribute to heart disease and other health problems.
The general rules:
Best Above 60 mg/dL
Good 50 to 60 mg/dL
Poor Below 40 mg/dL for men; below 50 mg/dL for women
Optimal Below 100 mg/dL
Near optimal 100 to 129 mg/dL
Borderline high 130 to 159 mg/dL
High 160 to 189 mg/dL
Very high Above 189 mg/dL
Also known as bad cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is the substance clogging arteries and linking to heart disease.
American Heart Association guidelines:
Optimal Ratio of 3.5 to 1
Healthy Ratio of 5 to 1 or lower
This ratio is another way to check the risk of heart disease. It is determined by dividing HDL cholesterol level into total cholesterol.