Cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein
Label Mnemonic: HDLP
Epic Lab Code: LAB101
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
6240 RCP
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
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:
>39 mg/dL
Fasting for at least 8 hours prior to collection is recommended.

This test is also performed in the Iowa River Landing (IRL) clinical laboratory (for specimens drawn at that site).
Test Limitations:
Criterion: Recovery within plus or minus 10% of initial value. Icterus: No significant interference up to an I index of 60. Hemolysis: No significant interference up to an H index of 1200 (approximate hemoglobin concentration: 1200 mg/dL). Lipemia (Intralipid): No significant interference up to an L index of 2000. There is poor correlation between turbidity and triglycerides concentration. Ascorbic acid: No significant interference up to 50 mg/dL. In rare cases, elevated immunoglobulin concentrations can cause unreliable results. Abnormal liver function does affect lipid metabolism; consequently, HDL and LDL results are of limited diagnostic value. In some patients with abnormal liver function, the HDL result may significantly differ from the DCM (designated comparison method) result. No interference was found at therapeutic concentrations using common drug panels. Statins and fibrates tested at therapeutic concentration ranges did not interfere. N-acetylcysteine at the therapeutic concentration when used as an antidote and the acetaminophen metabolite N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone imine (NAPQI) independently may cause falsely low results. Venipuncture immediately after or during the administration of metamizole may lead to falsely low results.

Assay updated to Roche HDL Generation 4 on 06/04/18
CPT Code:
See Additional Information:
Fasting Specimen Requirements