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Because there are usually no signs or symptoms of high blood cholesterol, it is best to have cholesterol level checked regularly. A blood test called a lipoprotein profile will give the following information:
Cholesterol levels are measured in milligrams (mg) of cholesterol per deciliter (dL) of blood.
Triglycerides can also raise the risk for heart disease. 150?99 mg/dL are borderline high; 200 mg/dL or more are high.