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22432 Cholesterol, Total

Cholesterol, Total
Test Code: CHOL
Synonyms/Keywords
Total Cholesterol, CHOL​
Useful For
Cholesterol measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Cholesterol measurements are also used in the diagnosis of metabolic disorders involving lipids and lipoproteins. ​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)

Preferred

9-12 Hours​

Plasma​/Serum Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator
(PST)​, Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT), Red Top Tube(RTT)
1 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma​/Serum ​ ​ Ambient​ 5 days​
Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen​ 3 months
Rejection Criteria
Moderate and grossly icteric samples cannot be analyzed.​
Specimens collected with EDTA, oxalate, or sodium fluoride
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Chippewa Falls​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday Less than 2 hours​​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Enzymatic Endpoint Assay/Beckman AU
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Neillsville​Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hours​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Stevens Point ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Wisconsin Rapids ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites  <=19 yrs: 100-170 mg/dL (Marked increase: >200mg/dL)
>=20 yrs: 100-200 mg/dL (Marked increase: >240 mg/dL) ​
Interpretation
<=19 yrs: Marked increase: >200 mg/dL
>=20 yrs:  Marked increase: >240 mg/dL​
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Quantity Description Comments
82465 ​
Synonyms/Keywords
Total Cholesterol, CHOL​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity

​a. Cholesterol

b. Cholesterol, Total

​Cerner ​Cholesterol Total
​COM ​Cholesterol
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)

Preferred

9-12 Hours​

Plasma​/Serum Lithium-heparin Plasma Separator
(PST)​, Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Lithium or Sodium-heparin Green Top (GTT), Red Top Tube(RTT)
1 mL​ 0.3 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma​/Serum ​ ​ Ambient​ 5 days​
Refrigerate​ 7 days​
Frozen​ 3 months
Rejection Criteria
Moderate and grossly icteric samples cannot be analyzed.​
Specimens collected with EDTA, oxalate, or sodium fluoride
Useful For
Cholesterol measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Cholesterol measurements are also used in the diagnosis of metabolic disorders involving lipids and lipoproteins. ​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites  <=19 yrs: 100-170 mg/dL (Marked increase: >200mg/dL)
>=20 yrs: 100-200 mg/dL (Marked increase: >240 mg/dL) ​
Interpretation
<=19 yrs: Marked increase: >200 mg/dL
>=20 yrs:  Marked increase: >240 mg/dL​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Chippewa Falls​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday Less than 2 hours​​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Lakeview Medical Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Enzymatic Endpoint Assay/Beckman AU
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Neillsville​Monday through Sunday​Less than 2 hours​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Stevens Point ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
​Wisconsin Rapids ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ ​Polychromatic Endpoint Technique/Siemens Dimension
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
82465 ​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.