Cholesterol

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB60
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CHOL
Alternate Names
  • Chol
  • Cholesterol, Total

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Patient Preparation

When monitoring patient cholesterol 12 hours Fasting is required.
For screenings 12 hours Fasting is not required.


Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Plasma from a PST Mint Green Top Tube - Lithium Heparin (preferred)
or
1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial 
or 
1.0 mL Plasma from a Green Top Tube - Li Heparin in a Plastic Vial

TransportAndStorage

1 week Refrigerated

48 hour unspun

Collection Instructions

 

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

<200 mg/dL


Methodology:
  • Enzymatic

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Kosciusko Hospital
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Randallia Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
  • Parkview Southwest
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Chemistry

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01420085


CPT Coding

82465


Medical Necessity May Apply