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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)
Great explanation...

So... here is the calculation:

Divide your Triglycerides by 5 113/5 = 22.6

Now, the formula is:

250 (Total Cholesterol) - 22.6 (Tri-G) - 100 (HDL) = LDL

250 - 22.6 - 100 = 127.4 (LDL)

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