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LDL Cholesterol, Direct

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Test ID LAB102
EPIC ORER
LDL CHOLESTEROL, DIRECT
CPT Code(s) 83721
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station Routine: 30; Stat: 888
Specimen Routine: 1 mL blood / serum separator / gold top tube; red top tube acceptable
Micro: 0.5 mL blood / serum separator / gold top tube; red top bullet acceptable
Stability
Unspun - 4 hrs
Room Temp - 24 hrs
Refrigerated - 3 days
Frozen - 3 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day; 
STAT: YES
Turnaround Time STAT: 1hr
Routine: 2hrs
Reference Range Normal: See chart below
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate
Comments
ATPIII Classification Guidelines:
NHLBI Recommended Ranges for Adults (20+yrs)
mg/dl
Optimal: <100
Low Risk: 100 - 129
Borderline High: 130 - 159
High: 160 - 189
Very High: >=190


NHLBI Recommended Ranges for children (2 - 19yrs)
mg/dl
Desirable: <110
Borderline High: 110-129
High: 130

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on August 31, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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