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Rainsville, AL
A 33-year-old male asked:

Just had blood test done. total cholesterol was 161. ldl was 84, are these good numbers? how can i find out my hdl level?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Talk to your Dr.: A total cholesterol level is normal if below 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels should be less than 100 mg/dL. Your number were normal. Your doctor should be able to tell you what your HDL (high density lipoprotein) level was.

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