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Cholesterol, HDL and LDL

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
α1-Lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density cholesterol, HDLC, and β-lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density cholesterol, LDLC.

Common Use:
To assess risk and monitor for coronary artery disease.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

HDLCConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0259)
Birth6–56 mg/dL0.16–1.45 mmol/L
Children, adults, and older adults
DesirableGreater than 60 mg/dLGreater than 1.55 mmol/L
Acceptable40–60 mg/dL1–1.55 mmol/L
LowLess than 40 mg/dLLess than 1 mmol/L
LDLCConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0259)
OptimalLess than 100 mg/dLLess than 2.59 mmol/L
Near optimal100–129 mg/dL2.59–3.34 mmol/L
Borderline high130–159 mg/dL3.37–4.11 mmol/L
High160–189 mg/dL4.14–4.9 mmol/L
Very highGreater than 190 mg/dLGreater than 4.92 mmol/L
NMR LDLC Particle NumberNMR LDLC Small Particle Size
High-risk CADLess than 1,000 nmol/LLess than 528 nmol/L
Moderately high-risk CADLess than 1,300 nmol/LLess than 528 nmol/L
CAD, coronary artery disease; NMR, nuclear magnetic resonance.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Cholesterol, HDL and LDL." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425268/all/Cholesterol__HDL_and_LDL.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Cholesterol, HDL and LDL. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425268/all/Cholesterol__HDL_and_LDL. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Cholesterol, HDL and LDL. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425268/all/Cholesterol__HDL_and_LDL
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