Test Listing: DIRECT LDL

Code 3038
Test or Panel Test
Specimen Type Serum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Preferred Volume 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 0.3 mL
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure N/A
Specimen Processing Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard aliquot tube.
Storage and Transport Refrigerated
Stability Room Temp 1 week ?Refrigerated 2 weeks
Unacceptable Condition Grossly hemolyzed, icteric, frozen specimen, EDTA Plasma
Alternate Specimens lithium heparin plasma (green top tube)
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 83721
Interface Order Code 3038
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? No
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology Elimination/Enzymatic
Alias DLDL
Synonyms Direct LDL Cholesterol

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