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: December 6, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
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