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VAP TM Cholesterol Test

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code VAPP
Test group Cholesterol
Performed by Atherotech via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Density gradient centrifugation with spectrophotometry
Patient Preparation 10-12 hour fast and abstinence from alcohol for 24 hours prior to sample collection is recommended
Collection Instructions Avoid hemolysis.
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 2 mL serum
Min. Volume 1.5 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis.
Processing notes Centrifuge sample within 1 hour or kept refrigerated and centrifuged within 3 hours. Freeze and store at -20C, ship frozen.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Whole blood, EDTA plasma, or unfrozen specimen received at Ref. Lab.
Units mg/dL
Normal range
Total LDL Chol. < 130 mg/dL
Total HDL Chol. ≥ 40 mg/dL
Total VLDL Chol. < 30 mg/dL
Total Chol. < 200 mg/dL
Triglyceride < 150 mg/dL
LDL + VLDL < 160 mg/dL
ApoB100 < 109 mg/dL
Lp(a) < 10 mg/dL
IDL < 20 mg/dL
LDL-R (Real)-C < 100 mg/dL
Total LDL-C < 130 mg/dL
Real LDL Size pattern A
Remnant Lipo (IDL+VLDL3) < 30 mg/dL
HDL-2 Male > 10 mg/dL
HDL-2 Female > 15 mg/dL
HDL-3 Male > 30 mg/dL
HDL-3 Female > 25 mg/dL
VLDL-3 < 10 mg/dL
Synonyms Directly measured lipid panel
Stability Room temperature unacceptable, refrigerated 1 week, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times 5-7 days
CPT coding 83701-90, 84478-90
Medical Necessity? Yes. Click here for more information
LOINC code 55440-2
Last Updated 10/2/2010 11:52:57 AM
Entry Number 1115
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