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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:
Micro:
1mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube)
200 µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability
Unspun, Refrigerator: 6 hours
Spun/Separated, Room temperature: 6 hours
Spun/Separated, Refrigerator: 3 days
Spun/Separated, Frozen: 3 weeks
Availability
Routine:
24 hrs/day
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

Male Female Unspecified
mg/dL mg/dL mg/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
>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 Christopher Parker on July 13, 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