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3350: Cholesterol, Total Print View
Cholesterol, Total S  < 20 years: 125 - 170
>= 20 years: 125 - 200 
mg/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 3 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s) Fasting serum not required./// 
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 6 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Total LDL and HDL cholesterol, in conjunction with a triglyceride determination, provide valuable information for the risk of coronary artery disease. Total serum cholesterol analysis is useful in the diagnosis of hyperlipoproteinemia, atherosclerosis, hepatic and thyroid disease. See Markers of Lipidemia in the Cardiovascular section of Test Application and Interpretation.

If a cholesterol measurement is to be performed along with
triglycerides, the patient should be fasting 9-12 hours prior to
collection.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
82465

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; Anticoagulants other than heparin; Moderate to gross icterus Transport room temperature.






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