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  • LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol)--Calculated

LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol)--Calculated


Tube Type

Test ID
EPIC Order
Not orderable individually - available with Lipids Panel
CPT Code(s) NA
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Core Laboratory
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: see Fasting Lipid Panel
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Normal: see Table below
ATP III Classification Guidelines: LDL
mg/dLmmol/L (SI Units)
NHLBI Recommended Ranges for Adults (20yrs+) (ATPIII)
Optimal <100 <2.59
Near Optimal 100-129 2.59-3.34
Borderline High 130-159 3.36-4.11
High 160-189 4.14-4.89
Very High >190 4.91
NHLBI Recommended Range for Children (2-19yrs)
Desirable <110 <2.84
Borderline High 110-129 2.84-3.34
High 130 3.36

Reviewed by ivette_marrero on February 04, 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