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I'm wondering why are there different ways of calculating your total cholesterol?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
The results are the : Same. Cholesterol testing methods have undergone harmonization so that irrespective of the method, you get similar results.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Why are there different ways of calculating your total cholesterol? Is there a standard way?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
See below: The total cholesterol is made up of 3 parts; triglycerides, LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol. The exact formula is total cholesterol equals HDL + LDL + (triglycerides / 5).

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