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Old 08-21-2009, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default LDL/HDL equation?

Can anyone help work out my LDL?

My current overall cholesterol is 5.9 but it hasn't been broken down into LDL/HDL.
The doctor says the previous overall was 6.1 and the HDL was 1.5 so ratio of 4.

Is it as simple as subtracting 1.5 from 5.9 or something more arcane?


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Old 08-21-2009, 07:53 AM   #2
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It's more arcane. Although some of the values in the lipid test are calculated, you would need to know the value for HDL obtained by the test.

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