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CHOLESTEROL-HDL (HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code HDL
Performed by? Chemistry
Sendout? no
Price range $$
In House Availability 7 days
Principle HDL is measured in serum and plasma without prior separation, based on procedures developed by Izawa, et al. Cholesterol from chylomicrons, VLDL, and LDL particles is eliminated by cholesterol esterase, cholesterol oxidase and catalase. Cholesterol from HDL is released by a surfactant and then measured by similar reactions as for Total Cholesterol.
Interpretation With a concurrent analysis of cholesterol and triglyceride, a statistical assessment of risk for CHD can be made
Container type gel tube (gold or green top).
Amount to Collect 2mL
Sample type Blood
Special instructions Fasting required for triglyceride for calculation of LDL cholesterol.
Normal range
Low: < 40 mg/dL; Low
values indicate high risk
< 1.03 mmol/L
High: ≥ 60 mg/dL ≥ 1.55 mmol/L

Synonyms High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol;Lipid Panel (CHOL, HDL, LDL, TRIG);
Stability Separate serum or plasma within 3 hours. Serum stable at 2-8°C for 3 days.
Interferences Paraproteins can interfere with cholesterol-HDL determinations, yielding artificially low or undetectable results3.
References 1. Castelli, WP: HDL in assessing risk of CHD. Metabolic Therapy, 6,1 (1977).

2. Bayer(TM) Clinical Methods HDLII (78) B01-4757-01 Advia 1650 Operator's Guide. PN 073-5001-09. Last accessed June 2003. Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Malvern, PA.

3. Baca, A, et al. Letter. Artifactual Undetectable HDL-Cholesterol with the Beckman Synchrom LX and Vitros 950 Assays Temporally Associated with a Paraprotein. Clin Chem 2004; 50:255-56.

4. Naito, HK, Clin Chem 1988;34/2:444-9.

5. National Cholesterol Education Panel, Lipid Metabolism Branch, Division Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. US Dept of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD, JAMA 2001;285:2486-97.

6. Warnick and Albers: J Lipid Research 1978;19:65.

7. Lopes-Virella et al.: Clin Chem 23:882.
CPT coding 83718
Last Updated 10/19/2012 1:45:36 PM
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