HDL Cholesterol

Abbrev Code:HDL   
Order Code:LAB101Order Name:HDL Cholesterol
Synonyms:Lipid; High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
Methodology:Roche: Enzymatic colorimetric assay
Woodwinds: Accelerator Selective Detergent
CPT Codes: 83718 x1, 83718 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
Specimen must be received in laboratory within 8 hours of collection.
Patient Preparation:
  • 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 red cells within 8 hours. Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: 3 days at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-CSC Maple Grove, Roche-CSC Mpls, Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-Lakes, Roche-Northland, Roche-Range, Roche-UMMC East, Roche-UMMC West, Woodwinds)


Reference Range:Lipid Reference Ranges
Use:To evaluate cardiovascular risk factors. New practice guidelines issued by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) are available at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/index.htm.

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