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Test ID: LDLD
LDL Cholesterol (Beta-Quantification), Serum

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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 LDL-C in adults (ages 18 years and up):

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

*In patients with a history of heart disease and/or diabetes an LDL-C goal of <70 mg/dL should be considered

 

The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for LDL-C in children and adolescents (ages 2-17 years):

Desirable: <110 mg/dL

Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL

High: > or =130 mg/dL



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