What Does A Test Result Of Hdl 27, Ldl (Calc.) Trig>400 Mean?

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What Does A Test Result Of Hdl 27, Ldl (Calc.) Trig>400 Mean?

Total Cholestterol is 199 Chol/HDL Ratio is 7.4 and LDL/HDL Ration is Trig>400

I have no idea what that means.

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Hello PJ,

I agree with the advice above, but let me make one additional comment. The reason that you do not have a LDL number is likely because your triglyceride number is so elevated.

Almost always, your LDL is calculated in a complicated formula from the direct measurement of HDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides. When your triglycerides are so high, the calculation is thrown way off, and gives a falsely low number.

You'll definitely need to make an appointment with your doctor about ways to lower your triglycerides and improve your HDL.