- Optimal: less than 100mg/dL
- Borderline high: 130- 159 mg/dL
- High- 160mg/dL
- Total Cholesterol:
- Optimal: less than 200mg/dL
- Borderline high: 200- 239mg/dL
- High: 240mg/dL
- Optimal: less than 40mg/dL
- Borderline high: 40 to 50mg/dL
- High: 60mg/dL and above
- Optimal: less than 150mg/dL
- Borderline high: 150-199mg/dL
- High: Above 200 mg/dL
Elevated levels mean person is suffering from dyslipidaemia. He or she has high risk of cardiac diseases, and if associated with obesity, then this can add to diabetes and hypertension. Immediate modifications in lifestyle should be made to control the levels. Alternatively, statins might be started by your doctor.
Low levels are rare and rules out dyslipedemia. Optimal levels mean risk of heart disease is low or absent.