LDL cholesterol, direct

Alphabetical Test listing

LDL cholesterol, direct-5665

  
LDL cholesterol, direct
  
5665
  
83721.0
  
LDC
  
Direct measure LDL
  

Patient fasting prior to sample collection is recommended, but not required

Fasting for a blood test

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.2 mL
  

Spin

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

  
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
  

Gold - Spin

Dk green - Spin and separate

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated - 5 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)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Measured, Liquid Selective Detergent

  
Risk category LDL goal Range  
Vascular disease and/or diabetes <100 mg/dL
Multiple (2+) risk factors < 130 mg/dL
0 – 1 risk factors < 160 mg/dL
  

Samples with triglyceride concentrations >1,300 mg/dL should not be used for the determination of LDL cholesterol.

  
83721
  
Yes
  
  
11/30/2001
  
02/18/2020
  
02/10/2020