Test Overview
Test Methodology

Precipitation, Colorimetric, Enzymatic

Reference Range *

HDL-2 cholesterol: 9 - 38 mg/dL; HDL-3 cholesterol: 22 - 35 mg/dL.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

3 - 10 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Synonyms
  • HDL3
  • High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Fractions
  • HDL Cholesterol Subclasses
  • HDL Subfractions
  • HDL2
  • Cholesterol, HDL Subfractions
  • HDL Fractions
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FHDLS (90186) (Quest)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect blood in a red top or SST tube from a fasting patient (patient should be on a stable diet for 2 weeks and should fast for at least 12 hours prior to specimen collection). Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen.

Normal Volume
3 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute.

Billing
CPT Code
83701
NY State Approved
No