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LDL Cholesterol, Calculated

Source Blood
Mnemonic

LDL
Prompt: enter hours fasting

Includes:
CHOL
TRIG
HDL
LDLCALC
Non-HDL Cholesterol calculation

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
The laboratory does not require a fasting specimen. Determination of fasting is at the discretion of the ordering physician.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information LDL Cholesterol is a calculated value from the results of Cholesterol, Triglycerides & HDL cholesterol.

Additional information:

Testing Location Chemistry-DSC
Rural: BMSH
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)  
Reference Interval

< 18 years

< 2.84 mmol/L

18 – 150 years

0.00-3.40 mmol/L