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Cholesterol, Total - Blood

Source Blood
Mnemonic CHOL
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3 mL or 4.5 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.2 mL plasma or serum

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections
Specimen Handling
Additional Information
Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Rural: BMSH
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval

< 366 days

2.36 - 5.32 mmol/L
Acceptable limit relative to dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis risk is < 4.40 mmol/L

366 days - 17 years

2.70 - 5.89 mmol/L
Acceptable limit relative to dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis risk is < 4.40 mmol/L

18 - 150 years

Desirable: < 5.17 mmol/L
High: > 6.21 mmol/L