Lipid Panel: Reference Range

Lipids are fats and fat-like substances that are important parts of cells and sources of energy. A lipid panel measures the level of specific lipids in blood to help assess someone’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Reference Range

For Adults

Total Cholesterol

  • Desirable: <200 mg/dL
  • Borderline high: 200-239 mg/dL
  • High: > or =240 mg/dL

Triglycerides

  • Males: <200 mg/dL
  • Females: <175 mg/dL

HDL Cholesterol

  • Males: > or =40 mg/dL
  • Females: > or =50 mg/dL

LDL Cholesterol

  • Desirable: <100 mg/dL
  • Above desirable: 100-129 mg/dL
  • Borderline high: 130-159 mg/dL
  • High: 160-189 mg/dL
  • Very high: > or =190 mg/dL

Non HDL Cholesterol

  • Desirable: <130 mg/dL
  • Above desirable: 130-159 mg/dL
  • Borderline high: 160-189 mg/dL
  • High: 190-219
  • Very high: > or =220 mg/dL

For Children Aged 2-17 Years

Total Cholesterol

  • Acceptable: <170 mg/dL
  • Borderline high: 170-199 mg/dL
  • High: > or =200 mg/dL

Triglycerides

  • 2-9 Years:
    • Acceptable: <75 mg/dL
    • Borderline high: 75-99 mg/dL
    • High: > or =100mg/dL
  • 10-17 Years:
    • Acceptable: <90 mg/dL
    • Borderline high: 90-129 mg/dL
    • High: > or =130 mg/dL

HDL Cholesterol

  • Low HDL: <40 mg/dL
  • low: 40-45 mg/dL
  • Acceptable: >45 mg/dL

LDL Cholesterol

  • Acceptable: <110 mg/dL
  • Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL
  • High: > or =130 mg/dL

Non HDL Cholesterol

  • Acceptable: <120 mg/dL
  • Borderline high: 120-144 mg/dL
  • High: > or =145 mg/dL


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