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  • High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL, HDLC)

High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL, HDLC)

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:
Micro:
1mL blood/Serum Separator/Gold Top Tube/Red Top Tube acceptable
200 µL blood/gold top bullet/red top acceptable
Stability
Unspun: 6 hours
Room temperature: 6 hours
Refrigerator: 3 days
Frozen: 3 weeks
Availability
Routine:
STAT:
24 hrs/day
Yes
Turnaround Time    STAT 1hr; Routines 2hr
Reference Range Normal: 40mg/dL recommended (NHLBI ATP III)
Comment See Tables below for statistical range and Relative Risk Table. (Included in lipid panel)
Reference Ranges: High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
5-95th Percentile - LRC

Age (yrs)

dHDL

MaleFemaleUnspecified
mg/dLmg/dLmg/dL
0-4 not specified not specified not specified
5-9 38-75 36-73 37-74
10-14 37-74 37-70 37-72
15-19 30-63 35-74 33-69
³ 20 40-59 40-59 40-59

                             (NS = Not Specified)

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 jcayless on July 18, 2018

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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