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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Cholestrol

Test Name

Cholestrol

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 2ml Body Fluid

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Body fluid collected in red top vacutainer or sterile urine container. Indicate source of fluid. Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Special Instructions Centrifuge to remove cellular material.

Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples might be rejected.

Stability: Cholesterol is stable at room temperature for 1 week, refrigerated for 1 week and for 3 months frozen at -15 to -20°C and years at -70°C.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 hour for Trauma / Stat - 2 hours for routine

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

See interpretive report.

Test code

FCHOL

Methodology

Spectrophotometric

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information