HDL Cholesterol

Sample type: Serum

Test name: HDL Cholesterol a.k.a. good cholesterol

Condition / Indication: Lipid disorders

Special precautions & notes: None.

Reference range: Ideally > 1.0 mmol/L

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours