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Test ID: LMPP
Lipoprotein Metabolism Profile

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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 Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL 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

Low: <40 mg/dL

Normal: 40-59 mg/dL

High: > or =60 mg/dL

 

LDL CHOLESTEROL

Optimal: <100 mg/dL

Near Optimal: 100-129 mg/dL

Borderline high: 130-159 mg/dL

High: 160-189 mg/dL

Very high: > or =190 mg/dL    

 

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) have set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL cholesterol) in children ages 2-17:

 

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <170 mg/dL

Borderline high: 170-199 mg/dL

High: > or =200 mg/dL

 

TRIGLYCERIDES

Normal: <90 mg/dL

Borderline high: 90-129 mg/dL

High: > or =130 mg/dL

 

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Low: <40 mg/dL

Borderline low: 40-59 mg/dL

Normal: > or =60 mg/dL

 

LDL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <110 mg/dL

Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL

High: > or =130 mg/dL

 

APOLIPOPROTEIN B

Males and females > or =18 years: 48-124 mg/dL

 

VLDL CHOLESTEROL

<30 mg/dL

 

VLDL TRIGLYCERIDES

<120 mg/dL 

 

BETA-VLDL CHOLESTEROL

<15 mg/dL 

 

BETA-VLDL TRIGLYCERIDES

<15 mg/dL 

 

CHYLOMICRON CHOLESTEROL

Undetectable 

 

CHYLOMICRON TRIGLYCERIDES

Undetectable

 

Lp(a) CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <3 mg/dL

Values > or =3 mg/dL may suggest increased risk of coronary artery disease.

 

LpX

Undetectable

 

Also see age- and sex-adjusted reference values in Lipid Reference Values for Lipoprotein Profile in Lipids and Lipoproteins in Blood Plasma (Serum) in Special Instructions.



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