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

Test Code

CPT Codes

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

  • 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


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

0- 18 years: >45 mg/dL
18 - 150 years: >39

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.