A patient is at the clinic for cholesterol testing. Given the following results, which value is abnormal?
Total cholesterol, 180 mg/dL
HDL, 35 mg/dL
LDL, 120 mg/dL
Triglycerides, 120 mg/dL

HDL

Explanation

•HDLs should be above 60 mg/dL. HDLs below that level increases the risk of developing coronary artery disease.

•All other values are normal.

•Triglycerides, 30-150 mg/dL
•Total cholesterol, <200 mg/dL
•HDL, >60 mg/dL
•LDL, <130 mg/dL

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