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Test Code:
CHOL

Order Name:
Cholesterol

 
Useful For:
Evaluation of cardiovascular risk
 
Methodology:
Enzymatic
 
 
 
Test Code:
CHOL

Order Name:
Cholesterol

 
Patient Preparation:
  1. Patient should be fasting at least 12 hours.
  2. Patients should not drink any alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours.
  3. Patient can drink water as usual.
  4. Patient who takes the antihypertensive drugs, can take it as usual.
 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Blood/ Plain blood (Red top) 6 mL, 1 tube
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Serum, minimum volume 0.5 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Plastic vial
 
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolysis: 4+ reject
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 7 days
Frozen, -20oC 3 months
 
 
 
Test Code:
CHOL

Order Name:
Cholesterol

 
Method detail:
Enzymatic
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 1.5 hours (90 mins)
 
Performing Location:
Chemistry, Laboratory Department Tel. 13224
 
Specimen Retention Time:
5 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
CHOL

Order Name:
Cholesterol

 
 
Clinical Information:
Measurement of serum cholesterol levels can serve as an indicator of liver function, biliary function, intestinal absorption, propensity toward coronary artery disease, and thyroid function. Cholesterol levels are important in the diagnosis and classification of hyperlipoproteinemias. Stress, age, gender, hormonal balance, and pregnancy affect normal cholesterol levels. The Adult Treatment Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) recommends that all adults 20 years of age and over should have a fasting lipoprotein profile (total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglyceride) once every five years to screen for coronary heart disease risk.
 
Reference Value:
Adult: <200 mg/dL
 
Interpretation:
The National Lipid Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) have set the following guidelines for total cholesterol: Desirable: <200 mg/dL Borderline high: 200 to 239 mg/dL High: > or =240 mg/dL Values above the normal range indicate a need for quantitative analysis of the lipoprotein profile.
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. Manufacturer’s reagent package insert, Architect ® Cholesterol, ABBOTT Laboratories, Abbott Park IL 60064 USA, October 2012.
  2. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com (Retrieved: 01 Jan 2019)