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Cholesterol

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Cholesterol measurement, alongside HDL, LDL and triglycerides, is used to diagnose and monitor hypercholesterolaemia.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Light Green Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Lipid
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
5 days
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
RR for Female - less than 15dys - 1.2 - 3.2 - mmol/L
RR for Male - 0 day to less than 15dys - 1.1 - 2.8 - mmol/L
RR for Male and Female
15dys to less than 1 yr - 1.7 - 6.1 - mmol/L
1yr to less than 19yrs - 2.9 - 5.4 - mmol/L
19yrs & above - No RRs (flags high when equal to and greater than 5.0) mmol/L
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 09-05-2024