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Test Code HDL HDL Cholesterol

Collection Container

Serum gel

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Heparinized plasma

Special Handling Instructions

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

Specimen Volume

1 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days

Reasons for Rejection

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

Methodology

Enzymatic colormetric

Days and Times Performed

Daily

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Reference Ranges

HDL CHOLESTEROL (HDL)
Age Males Females Units
0 - 19 years > 45 > 45 mg/dL
20 years+ > 39 > 39 mg/dL

 

CPT Code

83718

LOINC Code

2085-9

EMR Interface Order Code

06775