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Cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Plasma or Serum

Test Code
HDL - NOCO


CPT Codes
83718

Includes
Note: This test is included in LIPIDP - Lipid Panel


Preferred Specimen
In-patient: 1 mL plasma from Green top (Lithium Heparin)
Out-patient: 1 mL serum from SST


Minimum Volume
0.5 mL
Note: For neonate requirements see Neonate Minimum Blood Volumes


Other Acceptable Specimens
1 mL serum from SST or Red Top


Instructions
  • Fasting-overnight (12-14 hour).
  • Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before specimen is drawn.


Specimen Stability
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma Li Hep Refrigerated 7 days
Serum SST Refrigerated 7 days
Red Top – Separated* Refrigerated 7 days
     
*Centrifuge and aliquot into a plastic vial.
 


Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis


Methodology

Colorometric Bichromatic Endpoint



Setup Schedule
Monday through Sunday; Continuously


Report Available
Same day


Reference Range
Summit View
Low HDL:  <40 mg/dL
Normal HDL: 40 - 60 mg/dL
Desirable HDL: >60 mg/dL

NCMC, MMC & BFCMC
MALE
0- 18 years: >45 mg/dL
18 - 150 years: >39

FEMALE
0 - 18 years: >45 mg/dL
18 - 150 years: >49 mg/dL


Performing Laboratory
Banner Fort Collins Medical Center Laboratory
Mckee Medical Center Laboratory
North Colorado Medical Center Laboratory
Summit View Laboratory
Sterling Regional Medical Center
East Morgan County Hospital



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.