Enter the total cholesterol level and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level into the calculator to determine the Non-HDL cholesterol level. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Non Hdl Cholesterol Formula

The following formula is used to calculate Non-HDL cholesterol.

Non-HDL = TC - HDL


  • Non-HDL is the Non-HDL cholesterol level (mg/dL) TC is the total cholesterol level (mg/dL) HDL is the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level (mg/dL)

To calculate the Non-HDL cholesterol level, subtract the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level from the total cholesterol level.

What is a Non-Hdl Cholesterol?

Non-HDL cholesterol is a measure of the “bad” cholesterol in your body. It includes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol, both of which can build up in the walls of your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Non-HDL cholesterol is calculated by subtracting your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol, from your total cholesterol.

How to Calculate Non Hdl Cholesterol?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Non-HDL Cholesterol level.

  1. First, determine the Total Cholesterol level (TC) in mg/dL.
  2. Next, determine the High-density lipoprotein cholesterol level (HDL) in mg/dL.
  3. Next, use the formula Non-HDL = TC – HDL to calculate the Non-HDL Cholesterol level.
  4. Finally, calculate the Non-HDL Cholesterol level.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Total cholesterol level (TC) = 200 mg/dL

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol level (HDL) = 50 mg/dL