Cholesterol
Label Mnemonic: CHOL
Epic Lab Code: LAB60
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
Minimum:
3 mL whole blood from light green top tube or 1 Microtainer® for pediatric patients
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
< 200 mg/dL - desirable 200-240 mg/dL - increase risk above 240 mg/dL - significant increased risk
Comments:
Fasting for at least 8 hours prior to collection is recommended.
Test Limitations:
The assay is unaffected by indexes of hemolysis <700 mg/dL, lipemia <2000 mg/dL and icterus <30 mg/dL.
Methodology:
Enzymatic Chemiluminescence
CPT Code:
82465
 
See also:
Cholesterol-Other, Body Fluid
 
See Additional Information:
Fasting Specimen Requirements