Specimen Requirements

Title

CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day

Clinical Use

Measurements of cholesterol are used primarily in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving excess cholesterol in the blood, and lipid and lipoprotein metabolism disorders.

Test Code

CHOL