|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||3 mL green top tube or green microtainer (sodium heparin)|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 30 minutes.|
|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.|
|Method:||Polychromatic endpoint enzymatic colorimetric|
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