Cholesterol, Total

NameCholesterol, Total
Tube TypeSerum (Gold top)
Reporting Unitsmmol/L
Reference RangeAllNICE Clinical Guideline 181 advises: Primary Prevention: Reduce non-HDL cholesterol by >40%. Secondary prevention prescribes atorvastatin 80mg if tolerated (in CKD start with atorvastatin 20mg).
Analytical Range0.1 – 207
AvailabilityNDDH (24/7)
Target turnaround time4 hours
Special requirements & notes
Patient preparationN/A
Volume required1 tube (4ml)
If delayed transport to lab, store:Centrifuged, in refrigerator
Factors affecting result interpretation
Time limit for add on test4 days
Pathology disciplineBiochemistry
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Last updated: June 6, 2019