Non-HDL Cholesterol Calculation
Beginning October 1, 2009, the "Lipid Panel" orderable within Epic will
include a calculation for non-high density lipoprotein (non-HDL-C).
Non-HDL-C is calculated as total cholesterol minus HDL. The addition of
non-HDL-C to the Lipid Panel reflects the recognition of this
calculated value as a predictive factor in cardiovascular disease based
on the National Cholesterol Education III studies. The reference ranges
for non-HDL-C are based on National Cholesterol Education III
Desirable: < 130 mg/dL
Borderline high: 139-159 mg/dL
High: 160-189 mg/dL
Very high: > or = 190 mg/dL
Because non-HDL-C is simply a calculated parameter, there are no
changes to the sample requirements for the "Lipid Panel".