43572:DIRECT LDL-CHOLESTEROL

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43572:DIRECT LDL-CHOLESTEROL
Alias Names: Measured LDL
Methodology: Timed Endpoint
Edit Date: 6/11/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 83721
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA) or one 4 mL green top tube (PST). Patient is not required to fast prior to blood collection for this particular test, however, patient should fast 9-12 hours for Lipid Panel (43540).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. SST and PST tubes may be centrifuged and transported in the original tube.
Stability: Serum or plasma stable for 6 days refrigerated at 2 – 8° C.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum or plasma.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; specimen collected in tube containing citrate.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
Optimal <100 mg/dL
Near Optimal 100-129 mg/dL
Borderline High 130-159 mg/dL
High 160-189 mg/dL
Very High >189 mg/dL