LDL CHOLESTEROL, DIRECT
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Evaluation of cardiovascular risks, diagnosis of hypobetalipoproteinemia, and diagnosis of abetalipoproteinemia.
< or = 130 mg/dL. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for serum LDL Cholesterol (ATP III Classification): Optimal <100 mg/dL; Near Optimal: 100 - 129 mg/dL; Borderline High 130 - 159 mg/dL; High 160 - 189 mg/dL; Very High >190 mg/dL. Patient's individual LDL-cholesterol goal may differ based on the presence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.