Ordering Recommendation

Evaluate cardiovascular risk.

Mnemonic
CHOL
Methodology

Quantitative 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 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)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Body Fluid (refer to Cholesterol, Fluid, ARUP test code 0020714).

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval

By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)

Interpretive Data

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.

Note

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82465

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020031 Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma 2093-3
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Aliases
  • Cholesterol, Total, Serum
  • Lipid Screen (Cholesterol, Trig, Chol HDL, Calculated LDL)
Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma