The test uses a single enzymatic reagent to determine the total cholesterol in the patient's blood.
Cholesterol levels are used to determine the risk for developing coronary artery disease. They are also used to diagnose and treat disorders of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum or plasma sample in the following tubes:
Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)
Lithium Heparin (green top)
Specimen Storage and Stability
Sample should be centrifuged at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes within 2 hours of collection, and plasma separated as soon as possible.
Store serum or plasma at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: Not indicated
Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C up to 7 days
Frozen: -20°C or lower up to 3 months. Samples should only be thawed once.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Frozen whole blood
Severely hemolyzed samples
Severely lipemic specimens
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Potassium oxalate or Sodium fluoride samples
Monday – Saturday
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr
Troy, MI 48083