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High density lipoprotein cholesterol in the blood

 
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Last reviewed: 31.05.2018
 
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High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol) is defined as the remaining amount of cholesterol in the blood serum after the deposition of apo-B-containing lipoproteins (low and very low density lipoproteins). Blood lipoproteins transport lipids, including cholesterol, from one cell population to another, where they are stored or metabolized. Unlike other LP, HDL cholesterol transport from peripheral organs to the liver, where cholesterol is converted to bile acids and is excreted from the body. This is typical for the heart muscle with its vessels, and for other organs.

Reference values (norm) of concentration of HDL-C in serum

Age, years

Concentration of HDL-C in serum

Mg / dL

Mmol / l

Men

Women

Men

Women

0-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

> 40

30-65

30-65

30-70

30-70

30-70

30-65

30-70

30-75

30-80

30-85

0.78-1.68

0.78-1.68

0.78-1.81

0.78-1.81

0.78-1.81

0.78-1.68

0.78-1.81

0.78-1.94

0.78-2.07

0.78-2.20

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