Product Code: LCho
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology is by spectrophotometry.
CPT code: 82465
Special instructions: None
Rejection causes: Gross Hemolysis
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL
Collection container: SST or red-stopper tube
Transport container: Plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Normal values: Normal values are based on age. The "normal or reference ranges" has been lowered in recent years to combat the rapid increase in heart disease. In people under 19 years of age, the normal value is less than 170 mg/dL. In people over 19 years of age, the normal value is less than 200 mg/dL.
Reference one: NIH Publication No. 01-3305, JAMA, 285:2486-97, May, 2001.
Reference two: Report of the National Cholesterol Treatment Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults. Arch Intern Med,1988, 148:36-9.
Reference three: Vance, D.E., Vance, J.E. Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Membranes. New York, Elsevier Science, 1996.
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