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cholesterol, serum/plasma
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: CHOL
Specimen Collection: 2 mL blood (red, gold, or lithium heparin green top tube).
Pediatrics: 0.5 mL blood (red or lithium heparin green microtainer).
Fasting required. 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Allow to clot, centrifuge for 20 minutes, refrigerate. Serum must be removed from red top tube. 
Reference Values: Desirable: <200 MG/DL Borderline High: 200-239 MG/DL High: >239 MG/DL  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 2 hr 
Stat TAT: 60 min 
CPT Code(s): 82465 
LCD or NCD: (NCD) http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/index_section.asp?ncd_sections=40 
Methodology Used: 20
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/25/2014
Time: 04:01:01 (24hr)