Item Value
Test name POCT Lipid Testing
Available Stat? Yes
In House Availability During clinic hours
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
Normal range Total cholesterol:
Children and Adolescents (< 20 y/o):
Acceptable < 170 mg/dL
Borderline 170-199 mg/dL
High > 199 mg/dL


Adults (≥ 20 y/o):
Desirable < 200 mg/dL
Borderline 200-239 mg/dL
High > 239 mg/dL


HDL Cholesterol:
Acceptable > 39 mg/dL
Higher risk < 40 mg/dL
Lower risk > 59 mg/dL


Triglycerides:
Desirable (if fasting sample) < 150 mg/dL

Desirable (if non-fasting sample)<200 mg/dL
If non-fasting sample is 200 mg/dL or more, testing on fasting sample
is recommended)

LDL cholesterol:
Children and Adolescents (< 20 y/o): Acceptable < 110 mg/dL
Borderline high 110-129 mg/dL
High > 129 mg/dL


Adults: (≥ 20 y/o):
Optimal < 100 mg/dL
Near or above optimal 100-129 mg/dL
Borderline high-risk 130-159 mg/dL
High-risk 160-189 mg/dL
Very high-risk > 189 mg/dL


Risk classifications based on combination of NCEP-ATPIII guidelines and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines, 2013
Container type Light Green top or Cholestech heparinized capillary tube
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood in vacutainer or 60 µL in capillary tube
Collection Instructions See Cholestech LDX Procedure
Sample type Heparinized whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667