Evaluate cardiovascular risk.
Within 24 hours
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube.
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: 0.2 mL)
Body Fluid (refer to Cholesterol, Fluid, ARUP test code 0020714).
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)
A desirable serum cholesterol concentration in adults is less than 200 mg/dL and less than 170 mg/dL in children. A borderline-high serum cholesterol concentration in adults is 200-239 mg/dL and 170-199 mg/dL in children. A high serum cholesterol concentration in adults is greater than 239 mg/dL and greater than 199 mg/dL in children.
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
Assay interference (negative) may be observed when high concentrations of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are present. Negative interference has also been reported with NAPQI (an acetaminophen metabolite), but only when concentrations are at or above those expected during acetaminophen overdose.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020031||Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma||2093-3|
- Cholesterol, Total, Serum
- Lipid Screen (Cholesterol, Trig, Chol HDL, Calculated LDL)