After you have your cholesterol tested, your doctor will probably calculate your overall heart disease risk level. This will help your doctor decide what cholesterol target levels and treatment plan are best for you.

You can also calculate your own heart disease risk level using our cholesterol target levels and heart disease risk calculator. You can print the results to share with your doctor. The calculator will also tell you what your cholesterol targets should be.

For more information on cholesterol target levels, see Setting goals. Talk to your doctor if you're concerned about your heart disease risk.