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Test ID HDCH Cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Serum

Useful For

Cardiovascular risk assessment

Method Name

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Reporting Name

Cholesterol, HDL, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tube must be centrifuged within 2 hours of draw time.

2. Red-top tube must be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of draw time.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  30 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:

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Males

≥40 mg/dL

Females

≥50 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 ages 2-17:

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Low HDL: <40 mg/dL

Borderline low: 40-45 mg/dL

Acceptable: >45 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

83718

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HDCH Cholesterol, HDL, S 2085-9

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HDCH Cholesterol, HDL, S 2085-9

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.