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  • High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

    Test Name:High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
    Epic Order Code:LAB101  
    CPT Code:83718  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma or Serum
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour  
     Routine: 2 hours  
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required.
    Transport/Storage Information:Deliver to lab immediately.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:35 - 60 mg/dL
     National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines:
     <40 mg/dL: Low HDL - cholesterol (major risk factor for CHD)
     60 mg/dL: High HDL - cholesterol (negative risk factor for CHD)
     HDL - cholesterol is affected by a number of factors, e.g. smoking, exercise, hormones, sex and age.
    Additional Information:Test included in Lipid Panel