Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Colorimetric

Test Usage

Assess risk for developing coronary heart disease.

Reference Range *

Cholesterol: <or= 200 mg/dL; Triglycerides: age 0-9 yrs: <or= 100 mg/dL, age 10-18 yrs: <or= 130 mg/dL, age >18 yrs: <or= 150 mg/dL; HDL Cholesterol: 40 - 60 mg/dL; LDL Cholesterol: <or= 130 mg/dL; Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 0 - 4.5. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for serum Lipids (ATP III Classification): CHOLESTEROL ADULTS: Desirable <200 mg/dL; Borderline High 200 - 239 mg/dL; High >240 mg/dL. CHOLESTEROL CHILDREN: (ages 0-18 yrs): Desirable <170 mg/dL; Borderline High 170 - 199 mg/dL; High >200 mg/dL. TRIGLYCERIDES ADULTS: Desirable <150 mg/dL; Borderline High 150 - 199 mg/dL; High 200 - 499 mg/dL; Very High >500 mg/dL. HDL: Low <40 mg/dL; Normal 40 - 60 mg/dl; High >60 mg/dL (negative risk factor for CHD). LDL: 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. TRIGLYCERIDES CHILDREN AGES 0-9 YRS: Desirable <75 mg/dL; Borderline High 75 - 99 mg/dL; High >100 mg/dL. TRIGLYCERIDES CHILDREN AGES 10-18 YRS: Desirable <90 mg/dL; Borderline High 90 - 129 mg/dL; High >130 mg/dL.

* 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
LIPID
MiChart Code
Lipid Panel
Synonyms
  • Coronary Heart Disease Profile
  • CHD (Coronary Heart Disease) Profile
  • Profile, CHD (Coronary Heart Disease)
  • Lipid Profile
  • CHOL/HDL RATIO
  • CHOL
  • HDL
  • LDLC
  • TRIG
  • CHOLESTEROL
  • HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOL
  • LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOL
  • TRIGLYCERIDES
  • CHOL/HDL
  • LIPID
  • Lipid Panel
  • FLP (Fasting Lipid Profile)
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Test Updated
Update Type
Reference range changed
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube after an overnight (12 hour) fast. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Special Handling

Fasting specimen.

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 Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol (calculated), and Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio. The direct LDL Cholesterol level (DLDL) will be performed automatically at an additional charge if the Triglyceride level is greater than 400 mg/dL and less than 3000 mg/dL. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

Billing
CPT Code
80061
Fee Code
20912
Reflex CPT
83721
Reflex Fee Code
20918
LOINC
24331-1
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