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Test ID: LPSC
Lipid Panel

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Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

The National Lipid Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) have set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and non HDL cholesterol) in adults ages 18 and up:

 

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <200 mg/dL

Borderline high: 200-239 mg/dL

High: > or =240 mg/dL

 

TRIGLYCERIDES

Normal: <150 mg/dL

Borderline high: 150-199 mg/dL

High: 200-499 mg/dL

Very high: > or =500 mg/dL

 

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Males

> or =40 mg/dL

Females

> or =50 mg/dL

 

LDL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <100 mg/dL

Above Desirable: 100-129 mg/dL

Borderline high: 130-159 mg/dL

High: 160-189 mg/dL

Very high: > or =190 mg/dL

 

NON HDL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <130 mg/dL

Above Desirable: 130-159 mg/dL

Borderline High: 160-189 mg/dL

High: 190-219

Very high: > or =220 mg/dL

The Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents has set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol) in children ages 2-17:

 

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL

Acceptable: <170 mg/dL

Borderline high: 170 -199 mg/dL

High: > or =200 mg/dL

 

TRIGLYCERIDES

2-9 years:

Acceptable: <75 mg/dL

Borderline high: 75-99 mg/dL

High: > or =100mg/dL

10-17 years:

Acceptable: <90 mg/dL

Borderline high: 90-129 mg/dL

High: > or =130 mg/dL

 

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Low HDL: <40 mg/dL

Borderline low: 40-45 mg/dL

Acceptable: >45 mg/dL

 

LDL CHOLESTEROL

Acceptable: <110 mg/dL

Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL

High: > or =130 mg/dL

 

NON HDL CHOLESTEROL

Acceptable: <120 mg/dL

Borderline High: 120-144 mg/dL

High: > or =145 mg/dL



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