Lipids, Panel

Includes Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and calculated LDL Tests.

Includes calculated VLDL, Chol/HDL Ratio, Non-HDL Cholesterol.

Tube Type

Test ID LAB18
CPT Code(s) 80061
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/Serum Separator Tube/Gold Top/Red Top also acceptable; See important comments
500 µL blood/gold top bullet or red top
Unspun: 6 hours
Spun/Separated, Room temperature: 4 hours
Spun/Separated, Refrigerator: 3 days
Spun/Separated, Frozen: 3 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hours
STAT: 1 hour
Reference Range Normal:

See Individual Tests for Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and calculated LDL.

VLDL (Calculated) Reference Ranges (mg/dL)

Age Male Female Unknown
<30yr 9-40 8-29 9-35
30-40yr 10-50 8-32 9-41
40-50yr 11-50 9-37 10-44
50-60yr 12-47 11-41 12-42
>60yr 12-42 11-41 12-42
Chol/HDL Ratio:   <5.0 Desirable

If Triglycerides >400mg/dl, LDL will not be calculated. The provider can add a Direct LDL to the existing specimen in EPIC.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 16, 2019

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