Enter the Triglycerides level into the calculator to determine the VLDL cholesterol level. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Vldl Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the VLDL cholesterol level.

VLDL = TG / 5


  • VLDL is the Very Low-Density Lipoprotein cholesterol level
  • TG is the Triglycerides level

To calculate the VLDL cholesterol level, divide the Triglycerides level by 5.

What is a Vldl?

VLDL, or Very Low-Density Lipoprotein, is a type of lipoprotein produced by the liver that carries triglycerides (a type of fat) and cholesterol throughout the body. It is often referred to as a type of “bad cholesterol” because high levels of VLDL can lead to the buildup of cholesterol in the arteries, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. VLDL is typically measured as part of a lipid profile during a routine cholesterol test.

How to Calculate Vldl?

The following steps outline how to calculate the VLDL (Very Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol level:

  1. First, determine the Triglycerides level (TG).
  2. Next, use the formula VLDL = TG / 5 to calculate the VLDL cholesterol level.

Example Problem:

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

Triglycerides level (TG) = 150 mg/dL

Now, let’s calculate the VLDL cholesterol level:

VLDL = TG / 5

VLDL = 150 mg/dL / 5

VLDL = 30 mg/dL