Cholesterol/HDL ratio-3160

Test info

  
Cholesterol/HDL ratio
  
3160
  
LAB3160
  
CHR
  
CHD risk
Chol/HDL ratio
Coronary heart disease
Framingham
Lipid screening
non-HDL cholesterol
Pediatric cholesterol
Pediatric lipids
  
  • Cholesterol, total
  • HDL
  • Cholesterol:HDL ratio (calculated)
  • Non-HDL cholesterol (calculated)
  
  • To assess risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) in adults 
  • To screen for lipid disorders in children

Specimen

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.3 mL
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample thoroughly by gently inverting 8 - 10, times to prevent clotting

  

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Serum
  
  

Immediately following collection, mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 7 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Performance

  
AHL - Chemistry: C

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

<4.50

Billing

  
82465 - Cholesterol
83718 - HDL
  
Yes
  

Tracking

  
11/21/2017
  
08/27/2018
  
02/10/2020