Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all the cells in your body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods.
Formula to calculate cholesterol ratio.
HDL cholesterol stands for high-density lipoprotein and is often called “good” cholesterol. Over 60 mg/dL is generally a desirable amount for your HDL levels.
Calculate the cholesterol ratio of a patient whose HDL level is 760 mg/dL and their total cholesterol is 180 mg/dL.
Therefore, your cholesterol ratio is 3 : 1.