Cholesterol


Abbrev Code:CHOL   
Order Code:LAB60Order Name:Cholesterol
Methodology:Roche: Enzymatic colorimetric
Vista: Polychromatic endpoint
Woodwinds: Enzymatic
CPT Codes: 82465 x1, 82465 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Collection Instructions:Chemistry Tests Containers Chart
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.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen not separated from cells within 8 hours.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum/plasma from red cells within 2 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Roche: 7 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Vista: 7 days refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (CSC Maple Grove, Grand Itasca, Northland, Oxboro Clinic, Range, Roche-Lakes, Roche-UMMC East, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Lipid Reference Ranges
Use:Evaluate lipid levels. Monitor lipid lowering therapy. 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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