Total Cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, including both LDL and HDL cholesterol. High levels of total cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

iollo markers that associate with Total Cholesterol

Cholesteryl ester 18:0

Stearic acid (18:0) cholesteryl esters contribute to total cholesterol, but are a less abundant form than the unsaturated 18-carbon esters.

Cholesteryl ester 18:1

Cholesteryl esters containing oleic acid (18:1) also make up a significant portion of total blood cholesterol and directly impact the total cholesterol level.

Cholesteryl ester 18:2

Cholesteryl esters, especially those containing linoleic acid (18:2), make up a large portion of total cholesterol in the blood. Higher levels directly contribute to the total cholesterol measurement.

Cholesteryl ester 20:4

Cholesteryl esters containing arachidonic acid (20:4) are another component of total blood cholesterol that has a direct additive effect on the total level.

Phosphatidylcholine aa C36:5

This phosphatidylcholine with polyunsaturated 36:5 fatty acids is also involved in lipoprotein cholesterol transport and can contribute to higher total cholesterol levels.