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POCT Lipid Testing
|Performed by||Authorized Point of Care testing site staff|
|In House Availability||During clinic hours|
|Collection Instructions||See Cholestech LDX Procedure|
|Container type||Light Green top or Cholestech heparinized capillary tube|
|Amount to Collect||5 mL blood in vacutainer or 60 µL in capillary tube|
|Sample type||Heparinized whole blood|
|Preferred volume||60 µL|
|Min. Volume||35 µL|
|Normal range|| Total cholesterol:
Children and Adolescents (< 20 y/o):
Adults (≥ 20 y/o):
Desirable (if non-fasting sample)<200 mg/dL
If non-fasting sample is 200 mg/dL or more, testing on fasting sample
Adults: (≥ 20 y/o):
Risk classifications based on combination of NCEP-ATPIII guidelines and American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines, 2013
|Synonyms||total cholesterol; HDL cholesterol; triglycerides;|
|Additional information||The measuring range for total cholesterol is 100 - 500 mg/dL. Results outside this range will appear as < 100 mg/dL or > 500 mg/dL.
The measuring range for HDL cholesterol is 15 - 100 mg/dL. Results outside this range will appear as < 15 mg/dL or > 100 mg/dL.
The measuring range for triglycerides is 45 - 650 mg/dL. Results outside this range will appear as < 45 mg/dL or > 650 mg/dL.
If the triglycerides are > 400 mg/dL, the estimated LDL will not be calculated.
If the total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol or triglyceride result is outside the measuring range, the LDL will appear as N/A.
If the triglycerides are > 650 mg/dL, the HDL result may not be accurate and will appear as N/A. Triglycerides > 400 will affect the LDL calculated result and it will not be reported
The measuring range for glucose is 50-500 mg/dL. Results outside this range will
appear as < 50 mg/dL or > 500 mg/dL. The glucose test is specific for D-glucose. Other sugars that may be present in the blood do not react in the glucose test (i.e., fructose, lactose).
Samples with results outside of the measuring range must be sent to the Clinical Laboratory for testing.
Performance of the Cholestech LDX System has not been tested on samples from newborns
The strict requirement of a fasting sample for lipid analysis is no longer considered necessary by many authorities. Changes in CV risk management guidelines, and the results of studies comparing fasting to non-fasting lipid levels, indicate that fasting samples need not be routinely required.
|Last Updated||8/22/2016 4:43:26 PM|