Lab Test : Cholesterol

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Cholesterol
Department:Chemistry
Phone:(937) 641-3428
SQ Code:CHOL
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)
Temperature:Transport to lab within 30 minutes.
Rejection:None
Normal:1 day: 50-120 mg/dL
1 year: 70-190 mg/dL
2 years: 135-200 mg/dL
16 years:130-200 mg/dL
Uses:Evaluation of hypolipidemia or hyperlipidemia and metabolic disorders. Cholesterol is decreased in severe liver disease, hyperthyroidism and pernicious anemia. It is increased in primary hyperlipidemia, nephrotic syndrome and acute biliary tract obstruction.
Limitations:None.
Method:Polychromatic endpoint enzymatic colorimetric
 

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