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Laboratory Test Parameters That Prevent CAD

Patient teaching needs to stress that the following blood levels are the goal for prevention of CAD: Total cholesterol/HDL-C ratio < 4 Total cholesterol < 200 mg/dL LDL-C < 100 mg/dL HDL-C > 40 mg/dL Triglycerides < 150 mg/dL Hs-C-reactive protein < 0.7 mg/dL = low risk Homocysteine 4 to 14.
Source: Corbett, J. V. (2004). Laboratory and diagnostic procedures with nursing diagnoses. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health. Electronically reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.