• Shelley Shelley
    October 24, 2008
    What is the formula for figuring out LDL cholesterol?
    Shelley Shelley
    October 24, 2008

    I have my Total Cholesterol, HDL and Triglcerides levels. I know that there is a formula to figure out my LDL using these, but I don't know what the formula is. Can anyone help?

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  • Art Lewis February 03, 2009
    Art Lewis
    February 03, 2009

    LDL = Total cholersterol - HDL - Triglicerides/5

     

     

    That is, total cholesterol minus HDL cholesterol minus one-fifth of the trigliceride level

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  • MedTech October 11, 2010
    MedTech
    October 11, 2010

    The 'Total Cholesterol - HDL - (Triglycerides/5)' equation is not valid if the triglycerides are greater than 400.

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  • Dan
    Dan
    July 13, 2010
    Dan
    Dan
    July 13, 2010

    hdl = 35, Total cholesterol = 148 and Triglicerides = 65

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  • swati March 25, 2015
    swati
    March 25, 2015
    The formula to calculate LDL (mg/dL) levels are: LDL (mg/dL) = Total cholesterol - HDL - (Triglycerides/5) READ MORE
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