Total Cholesterol:HDL Ratio

What is the Total Cholesterol:HDL Ratio?

The Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio considered a more sensitive and specific index of cardiovascular risk than total cholesterol.

How can I better understand my results?

  • Normal: <4.5 
  • Optimal: <3.5  

Where can I learn more?

 A comprehensive paper on cardiovascular risk and the Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio.

The University of Rochester explains their use of the Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio.