What do my lipid panel results mean?

What do my lipid panel results mean?

In general, doctors recommend that you try to keep this number under 200 mg/dL. Levels over 200 mg/dL — depending on the breakdown of LDL versus HDL — may mean you are at higher risk for heart disease. Desirable: Less than 200 mg/dL. Borderline high: 200-239 mg/dL. High: Over 240 mg/dL.

What are the 4 major results of a lipid panel?

A lipid profile usually gives results for four different types:

  • Total cholesterol.
  • LDL (low-density lipoprotein), the “bad cholesterol”
  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the “good cholesterol”
  • Triglycerides, the most common type of fat in your body.

What does it mean when you have high LDL but low triglycerides?

When you have low triglyceride levels but high LDL levels, it could indicate that you have a diet filled with healthy fats. Healthy fats will not only cause an increase in good cholesterol (HDL) but can also change the type of the LDL particles in the blood.

What is a high triglyceride number?

Normal — Less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or less than 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L) Borderline high — 150 to 199 mg/dL (1.8 to 2.2 mmol/L) High — 200 to 499 mg/dL (2.3 to 5.6 mmol/L) Very high — 500 mg/dL or above (5.7 mmol/L or above)

What is good triglyceride level?

A simple blood test can reveal whether your triglycerides fall into a healthy range: Normal — Less than 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or less than 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L) Borderline high — 150 to 199 mg/dL (1.8 to 2.2 mmol/L) High — 200 to 499 mg/dL (2.3 to 5.6 mmol/L)

What is considered low triglyceride level?

Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL. Borderline high: 150 to 199 mg/dL. High: 200 to 499 mg/dL. Very high: 500 mg/dL or above.

What is the most important number in a lipid panel?

When we measure cholesterol and blood fats, we’re really talking about three different numbers: HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. They combine to give you a “lipid profile” score, but the three individual scores are most important. Here are the numbers to strive for: Total cholesterol of 200 mg/dL or lower.