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Test Code LAB2111122 Lipid Panel, LDL Cholesterol Direct if Trigs >400

Test Name Alias

Lipid Panel LDLD If Ind | 8268

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following specimens:

Specimen Type: Plasma
Container/Tube: Mint Green Top (Lithium Heparin Gel) Fasting specimen recommended
Volume: 4.5 mL
Minimum volume: 1.0 mL plasma
Collection Instructions: Centrifuge within 2 hours

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel) Fasting specimen recommended
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum volume: 1.0 mL serum
Collection Instructions: Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge within 2 hours

Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 72 hours

Frozen: aliquot plasma/serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours


Inpatient SIL: 8 hours (green/gold)

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 1 day

Reference Range


Analyte Optimal Near Optimal Borderline High CHD Risk

Very High

CHD Risk

Cholesterol 0 – 199 mg/dL   200 – 239 mg/dL >239 mg/dL  
HDL Cholesterol >59 mg/dL     <40 mg/dL  
LDL Cholesterol(calc) <100 100 – 129 130 – 159 160 – 189 >189
Triglyceride 0 – 149 mg/dL   150 – 199 mg/dL 200 – 500 mg/dL >500 mg/dL


LDL (calc) is invalid if the Triglycerides are greater than 400 mg/dL. In this situation, a direct LDL cholesterol measurement is recommended. – Executive Summary of The Third Report of The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III).

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI


See individual analytes for methodology (see related tests below).



CDM Code


Epic Test ID


Interface Order Alias



Cholesterol: 2093-3

HDL Chol: 2085-9

LDL Chol (calc): 13457-7

Triglyceride: 2571-8

Non HDL Chol: 43396-1

LDL Addon: N/A

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