LIPID PROFILE, SERUM/PLASMA

Synonyms: Cholesterol and other Lipid analysis; LDL; HDL; TRIG
Computer Code: (LIPIDS)
Specimen Collection: 5 mL blood (light green top (Li Heparin) preferred. Red/gold acceptable). 10-12 hour fasting required. Pediatrics: 0.5 mL blood (light green top (Li Heparin) preferred. Red/gold acceptable).
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate.
Reference Values: CHOL: Desirable: <200 MG/DL Borderline High: 200-239 MG/DL High: >239 MG/DL HDL: Low: <40 MG/DL High: >59 MG/DL LDL: CAD + Multiple Risk Factors (esp. diabetes): <70 MG/DL CHD and CHD Risk Equivalents: <100 MG/DL Multiple (2+) Risk Factors: <130 MG/DL Zero to One Risk Factor: <160 MG/DL TRIG: Desirable: <150 MG/DL Borderline High: 150-199 MG/DL High: 200-499 MG/DL Very High: >499 MG/DL NHDC: CAD + Multiple Risk Factors (esp. diabetes): <100 MG/DL CHD and CHD Risk Equivalents: <130 MG/DL Multiple (2+) Risk Factors: <160 MG/DL Zero to One Risk Factor: <190 MG/DL 2004 update: for very high risk patients, goal is LDL-C <70 mg/dL (CAD + multiple risk factors (esp. DM), severe or poorly controlled risk factors (esp. cigarette smoking), multiple risk factors of metabolic syndrome and patients with ACS).
Lab Code: CC
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 2 hrs
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 80061
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII