Total Blood Cholesterol and HDL-Cholesterol Categories

Total Cholesterol
Less than 200 mg/dL
Desirable
200 to 239 mg/dL
Borderline-High
240 mg/dL or greater
High

HDL-Cholesterol
Less than 35 mg/dL
Low HDL-cholesterol

Note: These categories apply to adults age 20 and above.