High Blood Cholesterol

Frequently Asked Questions

13. What is a desirable level for total cholesterol?

A desirable level for total cholesterol is less than 200 mg/dL. Here are the ranges for total cholesterol levels. Do you know how your total cholesterol level compares?

Total Cholesterol LevelCategory
Less than 200 mg/dLDesirable
200 to 239 mg/dL Borderline high
240 mg/dL and aboveHigh