Chart Showing Normal and Abnormal Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

Chart showing lipid profile normal and abnormal fasting values in mg/dL and mmol/L

Total cholesterol

  mg/dL mmol/L
Desirable Below 200 mg/dL Below 5.2 mmol/L
Borderline high 200-239 mg/dL 5.2-6.2 mmol/L
High 240 mg/dL and above Above 6.2 mmol/L

 LDL cholesterol

  mg/dl mmol/L
Ideal for those with heart and diabetes Below 70 mg/dL Below 1.8 mmol/L
Optimal for those at risk Below 100 mg/dL Below 2.6 mmol/L
Optimal 100-129 mg/dL 2.6-3.3 mmol/L
Borderline 130-159 mg/dL 3.4-4.1 mmol/L
High 160-189 mg/dL 4.1-4.9 mmol/L
Very high 190 mg/dL and above Above 4.9 mmol/L

HDL cholesterol

Desirable Below 40 mg/dl Below 1 mmol/L
Good 40 to 59 mg/dl 1 to 1.5 mmol/L
Very good 60 mg/dl and above Above 1.5 mmol/L

 Triglycerides

Desirable Below 150 mg/dL

 

Below 1.7 mmol/L
Borderline 150-199 mg/dl 1.7-2.2 mmol/L
High 200-499 mg/dl 2.3-5.6 mmol/L
Too high 500 mg/dl and above Above 5.6 mmol/L

 

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