Cholesterol to HLD Cholesterol Ratio (CHO/HDL)
Also known as the Cholesterol Ratio is usually a part of the Lipid Profile or Cardiac Risk Assessment Panel.
Why test for Cholesterol to HLD Cholesterol Ratio (CHO/HDL) at Symbion VIP Diagnostics Ahmedabad ?
Your cholesterol ratio is calculated by dividing your total cholesterol by your HDL number. For instance, if your total cholesterol is 200 and your HDL is 50, your cholesterol ratio is 4.0. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), you should aim to keep your ratio below 5, with the ideal cholesterol ratio being 3.5.
Ratio and risk for men
According to the Framingham Heart Study, a cholesterol ratio of 5 indicates average risk of heart disease for men. Men have double the risk for heart disease if their ratio reaches 9.6, and they have roughly half the average risk for heart disease with a cholesterol ratio of 3.4.
Ratio and risk for women
Because women often have higher levels of good cholesterol, their cholesterol ratio risk categories differ. According to the same study, a 4.4 ratio indicates average risk for heart disease in women. Heart disease risk for women doubles if their ratio is 7, while a ratio of 3.3 signifies roughly half the average risk.
Your cholesterol ratio clarifies the picture of your risk of heart disease. But the ratio alone isn’t enough to assess what treatment will be best if your risk is high. Your doctor will take your total cholesterol into account when determining the correct mix of diet, exercise, and medication to bring your numbers into the desirable range.
The laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as results of a "stand-alone" test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario. For further information about these lab tests contact Symbion VIP Diagnostics pathology lab Ahmedabad at 09429410291
Parameters Included : 1
Reporting Time : 8 Hours
Fasting Time : 10 to 12 hours
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