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... I was confused when I found out how Total Cholesterol is calculated. ... (6 replies)
... As zip noted, TC is always read directly. It is LDL that is calculated using the the formula zip provided. ... (6 replies)
... Do you know what is the standard way of calculating total cholesterol level? ... (6 replies)

... Hey bigal, your forumla is identical to the one you said was wrong. You said: LDL = TC - HDL - (Trigs/5) Which just happens to be the same exact forumula as: TC = LDL + HDL + (Trigs/5). (6 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)
... The Friedewald Formula is normaly used to estimate LDL cholesterol. The only lipids that are directly read are TC, TG and HDL. ... (6 replies)
... Its not really conflicting because HDL is your "good" cholesterol which helps counteract the "bad" LDL cholesterol so keeping your LDL, HDL and trigs in range individually and having a good ratio is more important than the total (6 replies)
... Great explanation... So... here is the calculation: Divide your Triglycerides by 5 113/5 = 22.6 Now, the formula is: (6 replies)
... At last calculation mine was 67. I believe there may be something to the reversal just from my own experiences. ... (8 replies)
... There SHOULD be no difference in the cholesterol measurement from lab to lab. ... (6 replies)
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... I understand that if you divide a certai number of your cholesterol with another number, either HDL, LDL or toal, you get a number between 1,0 and 5.0 that tells you where you should be. ... (2 replies)
... Gee, I always thought it was: Trig/5 = TC - LDL - HDL :D:D:D: (6 replies)
Weird Cholesterol
Oct 22, 2004
... Those are excellent numbers, especially your high HDL level and very low triglyceride level. And don't worry about that LDL of 170 because that number isn't accurate. ... (7 replies)
... AFAIK the direct calculation of LDL is accurate without regard to elevated triglyceride levels. ... (20 replies)
... 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. ... (1 replies)
... There is more to the calculation than you have included. One factor is your total cholesterol. ... (1 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)
... The figures for my mum doesn't seem to fit in the formula which zip or the web told me (i.e. HDL+LDL+Triy/5): HDL 63 LDL 150 Triy 77 TC 247 There comes my question. Anyway thanks for the feedback. I agree it's no good asking things that are already plenty there on the web. (6 replies)
Low hdl
Jul 9, 2003
... Not much is said about low HDL and low LDL. ... (19 replies)




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