LDL Cholesterol (Beta-Quant), S

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: LDLD MAYO

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Red top (no anticoagulant )tube

Collection Volume: 7.5 mL
minimum 2.5 mL < 2 years
minimum 5.0 mL > or = 2 years

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon- Thur, Saturday; 3p.m.

Methodology: Ultracentrifugation/Selective Precipitation/Enzymatic Colorimetry (Beta-Quantification)

Special Instructions: Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24-hours before the specimen is drawn.

OC Power Word: LAB4186

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 2-4 days

Additional Info: Reference range:

The National Lipid Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP)have set the following guidelines for LDL-C in adults (ages 18 years and up):
Desirable: >100 mg/dL
Above Desirable: 100-129 mg/dL
Borderline high: 130-159 mg/dL
High: 160-189 mg/dL
Very high: > or = 190 mg/dL

The Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents has set the following guidelines for LDL-C in children and adolescents (ages 2-17 years);

Acceptable: <110 mg/dL
Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL
High: > or = 130 mg/dL

CPT Code: 83701

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