# LDL Cholesterol Calculator using Friedewald Formula

The Low density lipoprotein cholesterol calculation is made simple using this online LDL cholesterol calculator which works based on the friedewald formula. It provides an estimation of LDL cholesterol for most fasting specimens. The optimal ratio is less than 3.5-to-1. LDL cholesterol lower than 100 mg per dL (2.6 mmol/L) is ideal. Enter the Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides in this calculator to find the resultant value.

## Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Calculation

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#### Formula :

LDL Cholesterol = Total Cholesterol - HDL Cholesterol - (Triglycerides / 5)
### Example:

A person has High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL) of 27 mg/dL, Triglycerides of 8 mg/dL and total Cholesterol of 30 mg/dL. Calculate LDL Cholesterol?

#### Solution:

Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol = 30 - 27 - (8 / 5)

= 1.4 mg/dL

**Note :**This statistics calculator is presented for your own personal use and is to be used as a guide only. Medical and other decisions should NOT be based on the results of this calculator. Although this calculator has been tested, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of its calculations or results.