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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): SST.pngTube tops are light green and gold.
Testing Schedule:24 hours/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.