Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Cholesterol, Total
Soft Order Code
CHDL

Test Updated:

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

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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.

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
82465 Cholesterol, 83718 HDL
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
HDL 2085-9

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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.