Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Soft Order Code

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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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.