The ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol can be used to assess a patient's risk for coronary vascular disease.
LDL cholesterol -to-HDL cholesterol ratio =
= (LDL cholesterol) / (HDL cholesterol)
• Both cholesterol values are expressed as mg/dL or mmol/L.
Cardiovascular Disease Risk
0.5 - 3.0
3.0 - 6.0
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Purpose: To estimate VLDL and LDL cholesterol using the Friedewald formulae.
Specialty: Endocrinology, Cardiology, Clinical Laboratory
Objective: laboratory tests