How is Total Cholesterol Calculated?

How total cholesterol is calculated is by adding up the good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, and something called the very low-density lipoprotein. Bad cholesterol is called LDL cholesterol, and good cholesterol is called HDL cholesterol. You can find more information here: http://www.zimbio.com/Cholesterol/articles/96/Total+Cholesterol+How+Calculated+Numbers+Mean
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