Understanding Your Test Results

Based on your age, family history, tobacco use, whether or not you have diabetes or hypertension, or your HDL cholesterol level, you may be at high risk for cardiovascular disease. If you are, it’s a good idea to be screened for dyslipidemia.

When you are screened, you may have your levels of total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides checked. Below, are charts that can help you interpret the significance of those levels.

Total Cholesterol Level (CHART)
HDL Cholesterol Level (CHART)
LDL Cholesterol Level (CHART)
Major Recommendations for Statin Therapy for ASCVD Prevention
Triglyceride Levels (CHART)