Cholesterol Panel

Sunquest Code:CHLPNL  
Epic Code:LAB6592Epic Name:Cholesterol HDL and non HDL Panel
Methodology:Polychromatic end point
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day;

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Green (lithium heparin) on ICE, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
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. Centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Refrigerated - 7 days; frozen - 3 months
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Oxboro Bloom, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Fairview Clinics)


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

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:Non-fasting cholesterol screening for children.

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