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Lipid panel

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB18

 

Methodology: 

Enzymatic and calculation

Schedule: 

On request

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT orders; 4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Primary Light Green; Dark Green and Gold Top tube accepted.
Pediatric volume: 0.3 mL (Plasma or Serum)
Collection time required

 

Notes: 

Includes Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, & calculated LDL Cholesterol. Trig >400 reflexes to DLDL

Reference Range:  

Triglycerides (mg/dL)        Adults (>18 years)         Children (<18 years)

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Desirable                                   <150                                    Not Established

Borderline-High              150-199                                    Not Established

High                                      200-499                                    Not Established  

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

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Desirable                                   <100                       <110

Above Desirable                  100-129                    Not Established

Borderline-High                   130-159                    110-129

High                                          160-189                    ≥130

Very High                                ≥190                       Not Established

HDL  ≥40

CHOLESTEROL/HDL RATIO ≤5

Last Changed: 

9/6/2017 4:59 PM

Last Reviewed: 

9/6/2017 4:59 PM