A test that measures low-density lipoproteins (LDLs, also called "bad" cholesterol) in the blood; diabetes patients and patients diagnosed with high cholesterol should have this test at least annually.
|LDL cholesterol level||LDL cholesterol category|
|Less than 100 mg/dL||Optimal|
|100-129 mg/dL||Near optimal/above optimal|
|130-159 mg/dL||Borderline high|
|190 mg/dL and above||Very high|