Lipid Panel
0020421
Ordering Recommendation
Use to assess cardiovascular disease risk and guide therapy.
Mnemonic
CRISK
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Refer to individual components.  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow serum tube to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Body Fluid (refer to Cholesterol, Fluid, ARUP test code 0020714; Triglycerides, Fluid ARUP test code 0070713; and Chylomicron Screen, Body Fluid, ARUP test code 0098457).  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 3 months  
Reference Interval
   
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 HDLcholesterol: 39 mg/dL or less
-1 High HDLcholesterol: 60 mg/dL or greater
 
Adult Values Desirable Borderline Higher Risk
Cholesterol 199 mg/dL or less 200-​239 mg/dL 240 mg/dL or greater
Triglycerides 149 mg/dL or less 150-​199 mg/dL 200-​499 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol 40 mg/dL or greater  39 mg/dL or less
LDL Cholesterol (calculated) 129  mg/dL or less
(99 mg/dL or less if patient has CHD)
130-​159 mg/dL 160 mg/dL or greater
Appearance Clear   
VLDL Cholesterol (calculated) 30 mg/dL or less   

 
Children & Adolescents Desirable Borderline Higher Risk
Total Cholesterol 169 mg/dL or less 170-​199 mg/dL 200 mg/dL or greater
LDL-​Cholesterol 109 mg/dL or less 110-​129 mg/dL 130 mg/dL or greater
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
80061
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020031Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma
0020040Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
0020051LDL Cholesterol, Calculated
0020053HDL Cholesterol
0020551Very Low Density Lipoprotein, Calc
0020705Non-HDL Cholesterol
0095038Appearance Chemistry
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Aliases
  • Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma
  • Coronary Risk Panel
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol, Calculated
  • Non-HDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
  • VDL calculated
  • Very Low Density Lipoprotein, Calc