Cholesterol and triglycerides tests measure the amount of fats in your
child's blood. This includes "good" (HDL) and "bad" (LDL) cholesterol.
These tests are done to find out if the amount of fats in your child's
blood is high.
A health professional takes a sample of your child's blood.
Below are general guidelines. They are for children between the ages of 2 and 19.
Talk to your doctor about your child's target levels. They may vary
depending on your child's age, gender, health, and risk for certain health problems. Your child's doctor may recommend the following levels:
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Current as of:
January 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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