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Table 2 Classification of Lipid Levels from the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel [30]

From: Treatment of dyslipidemia in patients with type 2 diabetes

Level (mg/dL) Classification
TC  
   < 200 Desirable
   200-239 Borderline high
   ≥ 240 High
LDL-C  
   < 100 Optimal
   100-129 Near or above optimal
   130-159 Borderline high
   160-189 High
   ≥ 190 Very high
VLDL-C  
   ≤ 30 Normal
HDL-C  
   < 40 Low
   ≥ 60 High
TG  
   < 150 Normal
   150-199 Borderline high
   200-499 High
   ≥ 500 Very high
  1. HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; TC, total cholesterol; TG, triglyceride; VLDL-C, very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.