Lipids, Panel

Mint Green Plasma Separator Tube

Tube Type

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

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

Test ID LAB18
EPIC ORDER LIPID PANEL
CPT Code(s) 80061
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Core
Tube Station 30
Specimen Routine: 2 mL blood/Li Heparin plasma separator tube/Mint Green top. Also acceptable serum (Gold SST / Red Top Tube);
See important comments
Micro: 500 µL blood/mint green top bullet/gold top/red top
Stability



Unspun:
6 hours
Spun/Separated,
Room Temp:
4 hours
Spun/Separated,
Refrigerated:
3 days
Spun/Separated,
Frozen:
3 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
STAT: Yes
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 Unspecified
<30yr 9-40 8-29 8-34
30-40yr 10-50 8-32 8-32
40-50yr 11-50 9-37 9-37
50-60yr 12-47 11-40 11-40
>60yr 12-42 11-41 11-41

Chol/HDL Ratio: 1.0 - 4.5

Non-HDL Cholesterol: 70 - 130 mg/dL

Comments 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 06, 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