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Cholesterol, Total Serum

Order Name CHOL
Test Number: 2001850
Revision Date 05/03/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Cholesterol, Total Serum
Enzymatic 2093-3 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL (0.5) Plasma Lithium Heparin PST (Light Green Top) Refrigerated
Alternate 1 1 mL (0.5) Serum Clot Activator SST Refrigerated
Instructions Fasting 12 hours. Specimen stability: Ambient 7 days, Refrigerated 7 days, Frozen 3 months
Testing Schedule Daily 
Expected TAT 1-2 days  
Clinical Use Useful for evaluation of cardiovascular risk; suggestive of cholestatic liver disease and evidence for abetalipoproteinemia. 
CPT Code(s) 82465
Lab Section Chemistry