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3352: HDL Cholesterol Print View
HDL Cholesterol S  Both < 20 years: > 45
Male >= 20 years: > 40
Female >= 20 years: > 50 
mg/dL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 15 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma Heparinized 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 15 Day(s)  

HDL cholesterol is inversely related to the risk for cardiovascular disease. It increases following regular exercise, moderate alcohol consumption and with oral estrogen therapy. Decreased levels are associated with obesity, stress, cigarette smoking and diabetes mellitus.

The assay manufacturer, Roche, notes that N-acetylcysteine, when
administered in high concentrations (such as for treatment of
acetaminophen overdose), can interfere with their assay for HDL
cholesterol, leading to falsely low results.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83718

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
Patient preparation: If an HDL measurement is to be performed along with Triglycerides. Patient should be fasting 9-12hours prior to collection.

Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Reject Criteria: Anticoagulants other than heparin






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