43570:HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN (HDL)

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43570:HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN (HDL)
Alias Names: HDL
Methodology: Homogeneous, Colorimetry
Edit Date: 3/17/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 83718
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). Specimen may be drawn on fasting or non-fasting patient.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours. Refrigerate. Transport in original tube.
Stability: 6 days refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 3 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

40-59 mg/dL