HDL - HDLC - HDL-C - HDL Cholesterol
Specimen Collection Requirements
Fasting is preferred, but not required.
Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (PST) top tube
Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Separate serum or plasma from cells within three hours of collection. If samples are frozen, they should be thawed only once.
0.25 mL serum or plasma (0.6 mL minimum whole blood draw)
Grossly hemolyzed specimen.
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): 3 months
National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) ATP III, Recommendations
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