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High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

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Test Description
High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
Synonym(s)
High density lipoprotein, HDL
Test ID
HDL
General Information
HDL‑cholesterol is affected by a number of factors, e.g. smoking, exercise, hormones, sex and age.
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red, Li-heparin plasma, K2EDTA
Specimen Requirements
SST
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
SST - Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.
Additional Processing Details
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.
Stability
72 hrs at 15-25°C
7 days at 2-8°C
3 months at -15 to -25°C
Methodology
Enzymatic Colorimetric
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
83718
Minimum Sample Volume
1 mL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range
<40 mg/dL=Low HDL, major risk factor for CHD.

≥60 mg/dL = High HDL Cholesterol, negative risk factor for CHD
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
2085-9