Test directory: HDL Cholesterol Subclasses

Ordering Code4182
Test NameHDL Cholesterol Subclasses
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Sodium Heparin (Green), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsIf a cholesterol measurement is to be performed along with lipid tests, the patient should fast 9-12 hours prior to collection. Fasting for at least 12 hours is required.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Day
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 14 Days
Avail. StatNO
MethodologyPrecipitation, Colorimetric, Enzymatic
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
HDL-2 CholesterolALLSee report.
HDL-3 CholesterolALLSee report.