Cardiac Risk Assessment-Reference Range

The cardiac risk assessment is a group of tests which show how likely a person is to have a stroke or develop heart problems, such as a heart attack. The test measures the levels of LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and can determine the risk of an individual developing coronary heart disease.

The reference ranges are as follows:

  • Total cholesterol: less than 5.0 mmol/L
  • HDL-cholesterol: higher than 1.0mmol/L for males and higher than 1.20 for females
  • LDL-cholesterol: less than 3.0 mmol/L
  • Triglycerides: less than 1.70 mmol/L

  • Cholesterol <200 mg/dL (5.18 mmol/L)
  • HDL-cholesterol > 40 mg/dL (1.04 mmol/L)
  • LDL-cholesterol <100 mg/dL* (2.59 mmol/L)
  • Triglycerides <150 mg/dL (1.70 mmol/L)

Elevated levels of these values may indicate higher risk of getting heart diseases. Other tests, including the high sensitivity C-reactive protein and lipoprotein tests can also be used to assess the risk of heart disease.

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