A cholesterol test can measure:
When you get your result, you may just be told your total cholesterol.
You might be able to get separate results for your good and bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Ask your doctor or nurse.
This is just a guide. The levels you should aim for might be different. Ask your doctor or nurse what your levels should be.
|Total cholesterol||5 or below|
|HDL (good cholesterol)||1 or above|
|LDL (bad cholesterol)||3 or below|
|Non-HDL (bad cholesterol)||4 or below|
|Triglycerides||2.3 or below|