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LDL cholesterol, direct

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB102

 

Methodology: 

Enzymatic

Schedule: 

On demand

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Primary Light Green; Dark Green and Gold Top tube accepted.
Pediatric volume: 0.3 mL.

 

Notes: 

Assayed automatically when Trig >400 mg/dL and Trig <1200mg/dL. Can also be assayed by specific request. 

Reference Interval: 

LDL Cholesterol (mg/dL)      Adults (≥18 years)        Children (<18 years)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Desirable                      <100                       <100
Above Desirable                100-129                    100-129
Borderline-High                130-159                    130-159
High                           160-189                    160-189
Very High                      ≥190                       >190

CPT Code(s): 

83721

Last Changed: 

6/29/2018 1:19 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/29/2017 12:11 PM