HDL Cholesterol
0020053
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
CH HDL
Methodology
Detergent Solubilization/Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum 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.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Desirable: 40-59 mg/dL
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.

CHD Risk Factors
+1 Age: Men > 45
Women > 55 or premature menopause without estrogen therapy
+1 Family history of premature CHD
+1 Current smoking
+1 Hypertension
+1 Diabetes mellitus
+1 Low HDL cholesterol: < 40 mg/dL
-1 High HDL cholesterol: ≥ 60 mg/dL
Note
CPT Code(s)
83718
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020053HDL Cholesterol
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Cross References
  • Cholesterol
  • Cholesterol, HDL
  • HDL
  • HDL Direct
  • High Density Lipoprotein
  • High Density Lipoprotein, Cholesterol