Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Other Fluids

Test Name:

CHOLESTEROL, FLUID

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FCHL (specify fluid type)

Synonyms:

Fluid Cholesterol

CPT Codes:

82465 – Cholesterol, serum or whole blood, total

Test Includes:

Fluid cholesterol level in mg/dL

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for the evaluation of lipid status and metabolic disorders.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 hours

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Body fluid (specify fluid type)

Container:

Preferred: Green top (Li Heparin) or Red top tube
Alternate: Green top (Na Heparin) or Purple top (EDTA) tube

Draw Volume:

0.6 mL fluid

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL fluid, spun

Collection:

Dependant on fluid type

Special Processing:

Lab staff: Specimen stable at room temperature for 8 hours or refrigerated up to 48 hours.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Viscous or highly colored fluids are unacceptable; Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

No reference ranges established

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzymatic

References:

Siemens Dimension Vista CHOL Flex™ reagent cartridge Instructions for Use, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc, PN 781027.001, RevE, Issue Date: 8/6/2013(2013-08-06)

Siemens Dimension Clinical Chemistry System CHOL Flex™ reagent cartridge Instructions for Use, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc, 2008-03-04, Rev I, PN717027.001 - US

Jacobs & DeMott Laboratory Test Handbook (2001) Lexi-Comp, Inc, Hudson, OH, 5th Edition, p146

US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health Publication #01-2205, May 2001

US Department of Health and Human Services, Summary Report of the Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents

Updates:

7/22/2015: Updated for Vista analyzer.



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