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Test ID CHOL Cholesterol, Total, Serum

Useful For

Evaluation of cardiovascular risk

Method Name

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Reporting Name

Cholesterol, Total, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged within 2 hours of collection.

2. Red-top tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  90 days

Reference Values

The National Lipid Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) have set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein [HDL] cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein [LDL] cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol) in adults ages 18 and up:

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <200 mg/dL

Borderline high: 200-239 mg/dL

High: ≥240 mg/dL

 

The Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents has set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol) in children 2 to 17 years of age:

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL

Acceptable: <170 mg/dL

Borderline high: 170-199 mg/dL

High: ≥200 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

82465

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CHOL Cholesterol, Total, S 2093-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
CHOL Cholesterol, Total, S 2093-3

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request (T724) with the specimen.