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  Cholesterol Specimen Type:
  also known as Total Cholesterol

Blood


Cholesterol is a member of the following panels :
Lipid Panel

CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: Gel Separator Tube 4 mL
  or:Gel Separator Tube 6 mL
  or: 3 mL Heparin Tube
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY Range UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
Normal <200 mg/dL N/A
Borderline risk 200-240 mg/dL N/A
High risk >240 mg/dL N/A
Other No Reference Range Established
Unit of measure: mg/dL
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 2 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry - Blood
  Common Lab Procedures
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 4 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Enzymatic Method
Special Instructions: Twelve hour fast recommended.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: CHOL
CyberLAB code: 2150
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A