HDL CHOLESTEROL

Mnemonic

HDL

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Preferably, separate serum or plasma from cells before transport. Include age and sex of patient on order or requisition.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL Serum/Plasma, (Whole Blood 0.5 mL minimum draw)

Rejection Criteria

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Stability

Specimens collected using lithium heparin tubes (PST) are stable up to 7 days refrigerated on the primary spun gel tube. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (15-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (-20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Enzymatic/Colorimetric

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

HDL Cholesterol: >60 mg/dL

CPT Codes

83718

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:15 AM