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What is the difference between cholesterol and total cholesterol results?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
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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).

In brief: 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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