Lipid Panel, Extended
Ordering Recommendation

Assess cardiovascular disease risk and guide therapy.

Quantitative Spectrophotometry/Quantitative Enzymatic
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient must fast for 12-15 hours prior to collection. 
Serum separator tube or plasma separator tube. 
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Cholesterol, Fluid, ARUP test code 0020714; Triglycerides, Fluid ARUP test code 0020713; and Chylomicron Screen, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 0098457). 
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months 
Reference Interval
By Report
Interpretive Data
An HDL cholesterol less than 40 mg/dL is low and constitutes a coronary heart disease risk factor. An HDL cholesterol greater than 60 mg/dL is a negative risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Non-HDL cholesterol is a secondary target of therapy in persons with high serum triglycerides (greater than 199 mg/dL). The goal for non-HDL cholesterol in persons with high triglycerides is 30 mg/dL higher than their LDL cholesterol goal.

CHD Risk Factors
+1 Age: Men, 45 years and older
Women, 55 years and older or premature menopause without estrogen therapy
+1 Family history of premature CHD
+1 Current smoking
+1 Hypertension
+1 Diabetes mellitus
+1 Low HDL cholesterol: 39 mg/dL or less
-1 High HDL cholesterol: 60 mg/dL or greater

20 years and older
Higher Risk
Total Cholesterol199 mg/dL or less200-239 mg/dL240 mg/dL or greater
Triglycerides149 mg/dL or less150-199 mg/dL200-499 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol40 mg/dL or greater 39 mg/dL or less
LDL Cholesterol129 mg/dL or less
(99 mg/dL or less if patient has CHD)
130-159 mg/dL160 mg/dL or greater
VLDL Cholesterol (calculated)30 mg/dL or less

0-19 years
High Risk
Total Cholesterol169 mg/dL or less170-199 mg/dL200 mg/dL or greater
Triglycerides149 mg/dL or less150-199 mg/dL200-499 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol40 mg/dL or greater 39 mg/dL or less
LDL-Cholesterol (measured)109 mg/dL or less110-129 mg/dL130 mg/dL or greater
VLDL Cholesterol (calculated)30 mg/dL or less

LDL-cholesterol is measured (not calculated) on this panel.
Hotline History
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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020031Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma2093-3
0020040Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma2571-8
0020053HDL Cholesterol2085-9
0020257LDL Cholesterol, Direct18262-6
0020550VLDL, Calculated13458-5
0020705Non-HDL Cholesterol43396-1
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please view this test within the Laboratory Test Directory found at
  • Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma
  • Coronary Risk Panel
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol, Direct
  • Lipid Panel
  • Non-HDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
  • VLDL, Calculated