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    Old 05-04-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
    Kelx44
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    Please read these Cholesterol Readings! They say normal, but far from ...

    I can't make sense of these results....They all say Normal on the lab reports...How is 6.8 normal for the cholesterol when its supposed to be under 4.5 or whatever is normal lol.... On the lab report it says 6.2 is considered high....But it was noted as normal....Im so confused on this...can someone explain these labs on why it says normal when it really isn't? or am i just confused lol



    Cholesterol 6.8mmol
    Cholesterol/Cholesterol In HDL 2.3
    Cholesterol In LDL; Calculated 3.40mmol
    Cholesterol In HDL 3.10mmol
    Triglyceride 0.92mmol

    Cholesterol In HDL-CONFUSED...It says 3.01 and Im no where near the range.....? But it says normal...LOL
    3.01 mmol/L
    Normal
    Desirable > 1.20 mmol/L
    Boderline 1.00 - 1.20 mmolL
    Low < 1.00 mmol/L

    And how about this one..

    Cholesterol
    Result. 6.83 mmol/L
    Desirable < 5.20 mmol/L
    Boderline High 5.20 - 6.19 mmol/L
    High > 6.22 mmol/L

    Number says high, but says labs say normal...

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    Old 05-04-2016, 02:03 PM   #2
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    Re: Pls read these Cholesterol Readings! They say normal, but far from....

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    I can't make sense of these results....They all say Normal on the lab reports...How is 6.8 normal for the cholesterol when its supposed to be under 4.5 or whatever is normal lol.... On the lab report it says 6.2 is considered high....But it was noted as normal....Im so confused on this...can someone explain these labs on why it says normal when it really isn't? or am i just confused lol



    Cholesterol 6.8mmol
    Cholesterol/Cholesterol In HDL 2.3
    Cholesterol In LDL; Calculated 3.40mmol
    Cholesterol In HDL 3.10mmol
    Triglyceride 0.92mmol

    Cholesterol In HDL-CONFUSED...It says 3.01 and Im no where near the range.....? But it says normal...LOL
    3.01 mmol/L
    Normal
    Desirable > 1.20 mmol/L
    Boderline 1.00 - 1.20 mmolL
    Low < 1.00 mmol/L

    And how about this one..

    Cholesterol
    Result. 6.83 mmol/L
    Desirable < 5.20 mmol/L
    Boderline High 5.20 - 6.19 mmol/L
    High > 6.22 mmol/L

    Number says high, but says labs say normal...
    It can be confusing, I agree, but here's the way I understand it:

    Your total cholesterol result was 6.83 which is high because normal is 5.20

    Your HDL was 3.10 and normal (for females) is 1.3, so you exceeded the standard for normal, which is very good.

    Your LDL is 3.40 whereas a normal concentration is 3.5 so you are a little lower than the standard for normal, and that's good.

    Therefore, it seems that your total cholesterol (6.83) is high because you have high HDL. Assuming the lab got it right, and assuming I understand it right, your cholesterol results are good.

    I live in the U.S. so maybe a Canadian will come along and have a different interpretation.

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    Old 05-04-2016, 02:58 PM   #3
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    Re: Pls read these Cholesterol Readings! They say normal, but far from....

    Thanks for responding!!!! Yes It is confusing....Im still confused!!! I hope another person can help me out here. I wish the values were the same everywhere it would make it much easier for us lol

     
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    Old 05-05-2016, 04:35 AM   #4
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    I agree with the JohnR41 assessment of your lipid panel. In the US they use a somewhat different value system but the end result is the same. I think you need not continue to worry as your numbers do look good.

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