Cholesterol, Low-Density Lipoprotein (calculated)
Label Mnemonic: LDLC
Epic Lab Code: LAB922
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 ONE Microtainer®.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
<130 mg/dL (Approved by NCEP, National Cholesterol Education Program) Normal - <100 mg/dL
Above Normal - 100-129 mg/dL
Borderline High - 130-159 mg/dL
High - 160-189 mg/dL
Very High - ≥190 mg/dL
Comments:
Fasting for at least 8 hours prior to collection is recommended. Cholesterol, Triglyceride and HDL Cholesterol must all be ordered for the Calculated LDL to be completed. The LDL Calculation cannot be done if Triglyceride value > 400 mg/dL. EDTA plasma causes decreased values.
Methodology:
Calculated
 
 
See Additional Information:
Fasting Specimen Requirements