LDL CHOLESTEROL, DIRECT
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Evaluation of cardiovascular risks, diagnosis of hypobetalipoproteinemia, and diagnosis of abetalipoproteinemia.
< or = 130 mg/dL. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for serum LDL Cholesterol (ATP III Classification): Optimal <100 mg/dL; Near Optimal: 100 - 129 mg/dL; Borderline High 130 - 159 mg/dL; High 160 - 189 mg/dL; Very High >190 mg/dL. Patient's individual LDL-cholesterol goal may differ based on the presence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in an SST tube after an overnight (12 hour) fast.
Collect specimen in an SST tube after an overnight (12 hour) fast. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.