What are normal cholesterol results in children?

Normal, Borderline, & High Cholesterol Results in Children

Total Cholesterol<170170-199>199
Triglycerides 0-9 years old<7575-99>99
Triglycerides 10-19 years old<9090-129>129
*These results are for fasting tests only

For children with no known risk for high cholesterol or heart disease, it is ok to have the test performed without fasting.

If a child has any suspected risk for high cholesterol or heart disease, then your healthcare provider may prefer a fasting test.  Fasting usually mean eating no food and drinking no beverages other than water for 12 hours.  Please ask your healthcare provider for their recommendations so that your child can have the most accurate test completed.