Total Cholesterol (TC) ( 101)

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Test Type: 1.0 mL Serum Kit Based


Total cholesterol is a measure of the amount of cholesterol in all cholesterol-containing lipoproteins including:

  • Chylomicrons
  • Chylomicron remnants
  • VLDL
  • IDL
  • LDL
  • Lp(a)
  • HDL

Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

8-12 hour fast prior to collection. Patient may drink water only. (If ordered as part a stand-alone test, fasting is not required)

Collection Instructions:

1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) collected in serum separator tube (SST/Tiger Top).

Refrigerated (ship on frozen cold packs)