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Cholesterol

Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable

Patient should be fasting for 12 hours. Total cholesterol may be assayed on a non-fasting patient as a screening test

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Notes:

Cholesterol fractions will not be determined unless total cholesterol > 5.5 mmol/L

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours
Reference Interval:

The heart foundation recommends that serum cholesterol should be < 5.5 mmol/L