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My total cholesterol is 143. Do I need further labs to check

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My total cholesterol is 143. Do I need further labs to check hdl and idl or triglycerides?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 3 months ago.

Hi,

Thanks for this question. Actually your total cholesterol levels are perfectly fine, anything below 200 mg/dl is okay. However it would be best if you got your LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol levels done as well, they are likely to be fine but it is better to get a value of them as well. In some cases your HDL can be low which would need adjustment of your diet. But total cholesterol is perfectly normal.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 3 months ago.

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