Cholesterol

Test Code

CHOL

Methodology

Testing performed on Beckman Coulter DxC 700 AU analyzer.

Test Utility

Used in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving excess cholesterol in the blood and in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism disorders.

Specimen Storage and Stability

Allow  4.0mL Gold Top or Tiger SST specimens to clot 30 to 60 minutes then immediately centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Refrigerate at 2-8C or 36-46F.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Total Cholesterol in serum has been reported to be stable for at least 7 days when stored at 2-8C.

Specimen Rejection

  • Improperly labeled

  • Specimen grossly

  • Hemolyzed uncentrifuged

Reference Ranges

Performed

Monday - Saturday, 16 hours a day.

Result available after getting the specimen in 5 hours.

STAT results available within 2 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

*NOTE: All Specimen Refrigerated (2-8°C) for 7 days only.

Contacts

Vibra Health Laboratory

Phone: (248) 846-0663

VibraHealthLab.com

1307 Allen Dr, Suite A, Troy, MI 48083