30740:CHOLESTEROL

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30740:CHOLESTEROL
Methodology: Enzymatic Rate
Edit Date: 1/13/2006
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 82465
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL green top tube (heparin) or one 4.5 mL plasma separator tube (PST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge SST or PST and transport in original tube. Centrifuge green top tube, separate plasma into a plastic vial for transport. Refrigerate.
Stability: 6 days refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: See also: Lipid Panel (43540) , Lipid Panel, LDL Direct (43542), and Lipoprotein Profile (85441)
Rejection Criteria: Tubes other than those specified.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
100-199 mg/dL