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Test Code HDL HDL Cholesterol

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Heparinized plasma

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.1 mL

Special Handling Instructions

EDTA plasma may cause 3-5% decrease
due to osmotic effects

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days

Methodology

Enzymatic colormetric

Reference Ranges

Male and female:
0-19 years >45 mg/dL
>20 years >39 mg/dL

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Test performed daily

CPT Code

83718

LOINC Code

2085-9

Units of Measure

mg/dL

Reason for Rejection

Serum/plasma not separated from cells within 6 hours of
collection