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Cholesterol

A cholesterol test is a blood test that checks the level of cholesterol in your blood. This test helps doctors estimate your chance of heart disease. Beginning at age 35 for most men and 45 for most women, a cholesterol test is recommended every 5 years or as directed by your doctor.

While people vary, most of the time the best levels are:

Total cholesterol levelLess than 200 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL)
HDL cholesterol levelMore than 40 mg/dL for men
More than 50 mg/dL for women
LDL cholesterol levelLess than 100 mg/dL*
Triglyceride levelLess than 150 mg/dL


* Your goal LDL level should be based on your chances of having a heart attack, which includes other factors. Learn more about LDL levels.





 

 
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