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ATP III Classification of LDL, Total, HDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides (mg/dL)

LDL Cholesterol
<100
100-129
130-159
160-189
>/=190


Optimal
Near optimal/above optimal
Borderline high
High
Very high

Total Cholesterol
<200
200-239
>/=240
 
Desirable
Borderline high
High
HDL Cholesterol
<40
>/=60

Low
High
Triglycerides
<150
150-199
200-499
>500
 
Optimal
Borderline high
High
Very high

References:

  1. Grundy SM, Cleeman JI, Merz CN, Brewer HB Jr, Clark LT, Hunninghake DB, Pasternak RC, Smith SC Jr, Stone NJ; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; American College of Cardiology Foundation; American Heart Association. Implications of recent clinical trials for the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines. Circulation. 2004 Jul 13;110(2):227-39. [Medline]

  2. National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) final report. Circulation. 2002 Dec 17;106(25):3143-421.[Medline]

  3. Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults. Executive Summary of The Third Report of The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, And Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol In Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). JAMA. 2001 May 16;285(19):2486-97.[Medline]

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