LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol)--Calculated

Available only as part of Lipid Panel

Test ID
EPIC Order Not orderable individually - available with Lipid Panel
CPT Code(s) NA
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: see Lipid Panel
Availability 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine 2 hours; STAT 1 hour
Reference Range Normal: see Table below
ATP III Classification Guidelines: LDL
mg/dL mmol/L (SI Units)
NHLBI Recommended Ranges for Adults (20yrs+) (ATPIII)
Optimal <100 <2.59
Near Optimal 100-129 2.59-3.34
Borderline High 130-159 3.36-4.11
High 160-189 4.14-4.89
Very High >190 4.91
NHLBI Recommended Range for Children (2-19yrs)
Desirable <110 <2.84
Borderline High 110-129 2.84-3.34
High 130 3.36

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 06, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514