... I don't think it is correct that HDL and LDL are the same, you might want to go over the numbers again. LDL is typically much higher than HDL. Those numbers don't really add up properly. Call them again to get the numbers. In the US, at least, you can ask for a copy of the report as well; hopefully, you can do that there as well so you have a hard copy.
The basic... (1 replies)

... What is your HDL (good cholesterol)? Your numbers are similar to my untreated numbers and I'm age 39. Do you exercise? I do and still have those type numbers, untreated. First, you might try diet and exercise modifications and then retest. Also, you can add Niacin (Vitamin B-3) as you may get an increase in HDL and a reduction in LDL/Total. Plus, you can try a regimen of... (22 replies)

... e, five minutes later take another sample. Then send these two samples to the very same testing lab and they could come back with the differences you noted above for your mothers TC. ... (6 replies)

... Do you know what is the standard way of calculating total cholesterol level? ... (6 replies)

... but this is only an approximation. That formula works pretty good for triglycerides in the normal range of approximately 100 to 200. ... (7 replies)

... The Friedewald Formula is normaly used to estimate LDL cholesterol. The only lipids that are directly read are TC, TG and HDL. The formal uses the following calculation:
Estimation of LDL Cholesterol = Total Cholesterol – HDL Cholesterol – VLDL Cholesterol*
* Estimation of VLDL Cholesterol = Trigs/5 (Trigs/2.2 for mmol/L) (6 replies)

... I was confused when I found out how Total Cholesterol is calculated. ... (6 replies)

... thirties with a cholesterol level of 6.4. I was very fit and healthy, not overweight, and took daily supplements with plant sterols in them, and high doses of omega 3 fish oils. ... (7 replies)

... There SHOULD be no difference in the cholesterol measurement from lab to lab. ... (6 replies)

... According to data from the Framingham Heart Study, HDL is an independent risk factor for CHD. ... (19 replies)

... No the formula is wrong the correct one is
Total cholesterol minus HDL minus the (Triglycerides divided by 5)
So here is an example Chol.=174 Trig= 296 HDL= 54 LDL=60.8
174 - 54=120
296. divided by 5=59.2
120
-59.2
60.8 (6 replies)

... Something is clearly amiss here and you can't know for certain without a new test. A likely candidate for error is the simple calculation for LDL, but you can't know this without a new test. Insist that whoever is providing you the results double check their findings before giving them to you. ... (7 replies)

... It's not solely one ratio that is taken into account for diagnosing hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolaemia. ... (6 replies)

... and isn't really too dosage dependent. Often people get simialr results for 10 and 20 mg...I did! ... (8 replies)

... Hence the reason why I said "It's not solely one ratio that is taken into account for diagnosing...... ... (6 replies)

... I was on statins for 8 months and had Ezetimibe added in for one month before I got my trigs down and had my first valid LDL, and that was 27. ... (9 replies)

... A standard lab lipid panel with a calculated LDL shouldn't be used in determining the need for statin therapy in my opinion. The LDL calculation algorithm is only "accurate" when your TC and TG are within a narrow "normal" range. ... (10 replies)

... Anyway thanks for the feedback. I agree it's no good asking things that are already plenty there on the web. ... (6 replies)

... A decent percentage of the time the calculated LDL on a standard test isn't correct anyway. It's just a calculation and can be off substantially, especially for people with low or high trig values. ... (5 replies)

... The BioScanner 2000, as well as the two models sold under the CardioChek brand name, all test for Total, HDL, Trigs. From this, the LDL is calculated. ... (6 replies)