High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL, HDLC)

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

Test ID LAB101
EPIC ORDER HDL CHOLESTEROL
CPT Code(s) 83718
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30; STAT 888
Specimen
Routine:
1 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
 
Micro:
200 µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability Unspun:
Refrigerated: 6 hours
  Spun/Separated:
Room Temperature: 6 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 3 months
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time STAT 1hr; Routines 2hr
Reference Range Normal: ≥40mg/dL recommended (NHLBI ATP III)
Comment

Relative Risk of Coronary Heart Disease as a Function of HDL Cholesterol in Adults

Relative Risk
HDL Cholesterol (mg/dL)
Male
Female
1/2 60 70
Average 45 55
2x 25 35

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 28, 2021

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