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Old 06-04-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Can someone help me make sense of my cholesterol readings?

I used to have high cholesterol, but have been eating healthy and working out for the last year and a half. My doctor said that now everything is perfect, but I notice that two of my readings are in the "abnormal" category on the printout of my blood work. He kind of has a history of leaving things unexplained, so I thought I'd get a second opinion. Here are my numbers:

Chol: 132 mg/dL
Trig: 48 mg/dL
HDL-C: 53 mg/dL
LDL-C: 74 mg/dL
VLDL: 10 mg/dL
LDL/HDL: 1.40 ratio (in the abnormal category with an "L")
TChol/HDL: 2.5 ratio (in the abnormal category with an "L")

Does the "L" mean that these ratios are abnormally low, and is that a bad thing? Someone please help me unravel the cholesterol mystery.

 
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: Can someone help me make sense of my cholesterol readings?

What is the bottom norm for these two on your report (labs vary so we can't tell how far out of the norm it is from this)?

 
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