Lipid Panel Reflex to Direct LDL Panel

Sunquest Code:BLIPR  
Epic Code:LAB3327Epic Name:Lipid Reflex to Direct LDL Panel
Synonyms:Cholesterol; Triglycerides; Fasting Lipids; FLP; LIP A; BLIPR
Methodology:See individual test listings
CPT Code:80061
Test Includes:Cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol calculation on measurement.
Turnaround Time:Refer to individual test listings.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Patient Preparation:Please do not eat 10-12 hours before your appointment if you are coming in fasting for labs on lipids, cholesterol or glucose (sugar). This does not apply to pregnant women.
Water, tea or black cofee (with nothing added) is okay. Do not drink other fluids, diet soda or chew gum.
If you have concerns about taking your medications, please send a message by clicking on Secure Messaging, Message Your Care Team.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum/plasma from cells asap. Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.3 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Reference Range:

Cholesterol, Total

0-19 y

<170 mg/dL

Borderline high: 170-199 mg/dL

High: 200 mg/dL

20 Y & older

Less than 200 mg/dL


0-9 y

<75 mg/dL

Borderline high: 75-99 mg/dL

High: 100 mg/dL

10-19 y

<90 mg/dL

Borderline high: 90-129 mg/dL

High: 130 mg/dL

20 Y & older

Normal: <150 mg/dL

Borderline high: 150-199 mg/dL

High: 200-499 mg/dL

Very high: 500 mg/dL

HDL Cholesterol

0-19 y

45 mg/dL

Low: <40 mg/dL

Borderline low: 40-44 mg/dL

20 y & older

Males: 40 mg/dL

Fenales: 50 mg/dL

LDL Cholesterol if reflexed

0-19 y

0-110 mg/dL

Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL

High: 130 mg/dL


20 y & older

Desirable: <100 mg/dL

Above desirable: 100-129 mg/dL

Borderline high: 130-159 mg/dL

High: 160-189 mg/dL

Very high: 190 mg/dL

Non-HDL Cholesterol

0-19 y

<120 mg/dL

Borderline high: 120-144 mg/dL

High 145 mg/dL

20 y & older

Desirable: <130 mg/dL

Above desirable: 130-159 mg/dL

Borderline high: 160-189 mg/dL

High: 190-219 mg/dL

Very high: 220 mg/dL





Use to evaluate risk of macrovascular disease. New clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of high cholesterol in adults were issued by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institutes of Health in May 2001. The guidelines, the "Third Report of the NCEP Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults", also referred to as Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III, represent a major update from NCEP.


The ATP full report, executive summary and quick desk reference are available on the internet at


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