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Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma

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Cholesterol, serum or plasma

Desirable: <200 mg/dL [<5.2 mmol/L], adults

Borderline: 200–239 mg/dL [5.2–6.1 mmol/L], adults

High risk: >240 mg/dL [>6.2 mmol/L], adults


SST, light green PPT


Fasting specimen is required for LDL-C determination. HDL-C and total cholesterol can be measured with nonfasting specimen.

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McPhee, Stephen J., et al. "Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma." Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619102/all/Cholesterol__Serum_or_Plasma.
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma. Guide to Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619102/all/Cholesterol__Serum_or_Plasma. Accessed August 19, 2019.
McPhee, S. J., Lu, C. M., & Nicoll, D. (2017). Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma. In Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619102/all/Cholesterol__Serum_or_Plasma
McPhee SJ, Lu CM, Nicoll D. Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma [Internet]. In: Guide to Diagnostic Tests. McGraw-Hill Education; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/GDT/619102/all/Cholesterol__Serum_or_Plasma.
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