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Test Code BLOD0781 LDL Cholesterol, Direct, Plasma or Serum

Useful For

Evaluation of cardiovascular risk

Methodology

Liquid-Selective Detergent/Bichromatic End point

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma or serum
Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel), red top, or gold top
Specimen Volume: 1 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Spin down within 2 hours of draw and remove plasma from cells.

2. Label specimen as plasma or serum.

3. If there is a delay in transport of >24 hours, refrigerate specimen, and send specimen refrigerated.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient <24 hours/Refrigerated >24 hours/Frozen

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma or Serum Ambient 24 hours
  Refrigerated 3 days
  Frozen 2 weeks

 

Reference Values

0-129 mg/dL

 

Category

LDLC (mg/dL)

Optimal

<100

Near optimal/above optimal

100–129

Borderline High

130–159

High

160–189

Very High

≥190

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

83721