Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Test Usage

Evaluate presence of hyperlipidemia, metabolic disorders, risk for coronary disease.

Reference Range *

< or = 200 mg/dL. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for serum Cholesterol (ATP III Classification): ADULTS: Desirable <200 mg/dL; Borderline High 200 - 239 mg/dL; High >240 mg/dL. CHILDREN (ages 0-18 yrs): Desirable <170 mg/dL; Borderline High 170 - 199 mg/dL; High >200 mg/dL.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
CHOL
MiChart Code
CHOL/HDL RATIO
Synonyms
  • Chol
  • CHOLESTEROL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
Red top or Green top (sodium or lithium heparin) tube. [rev 11/09]
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
82465
Fee Code
22148
LOINC
2093-3
NY State Approved
No