Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Test Usage

Determination of potential risk for coronary artery disease

Reference Range *

40 - 60 mg/dL. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for serum HDL Cholesterol (ATP III Classification): Low <40 mg/dL; Normal 40 - 60 mg/dl; High >60 mg/dL (negative risk factor for CHD).

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
CHDL
MiChart Code
Cholesterol, Total
Synonyms
  • Cholesterol
  • Cholesterol, HDL
  • HDL
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
  • HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOL
  • CHOLESTEROL, TOT/HDL
  • CHOL
  • HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOL
  • HDL
  • CHOLESTEROL TOT&HDL
  • CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL and HDL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Test Updated
Update Type
Reference range changed
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
Additional Information

Test includes HDL cholesterol and total cholesterol.

Billing
CPT Code
82465 Cholesterol, 83718 HDL
Fee Code
22148, 20914
LOINC
HDL 2085-9
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