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Lipid Panel (Chol, Trig, HDL, LDL, Non-HDL)

Ordering Info & Methodology

Test Code

Cerner Synonyms


Chol Trig HDL LDL Non-HDL Panel, Lipid Profile, Fasting, Lipid Panel

Turn Around Time


Analyzed within 4 hours of receipt, 24/7.

Ordering Guide

LIPID includes CHOL, HDLC, NONHDL, TRIG and LDLC. Self pay use code LIPSP

Specimen Requirements

Sample Type

Collection Container

Alternate Collection Containers




0.5 mL

Two weeks

Add on stability
This is the length of time after sample collection that this analyte is stable. Test can be added to a previously collected sample if the time since collection is less than the add on stability time.

Minimum Volume

Add On Stability

Collection and Shipping Requirements

Refrigerate. Send on ice pack.

Reference Intervals

Female Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval

Male Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
Additional Notes

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Measurement Uncertainty (MU)
Every laboratory value is an estimate of the true concentration of substance. MU is the 95% confidence interval around that estimate. 95% of the time, the true concentration will be within the range of the reported value ±MU. This value is based on analytical variability (precision) and does not reflect other factors such as sample collection and handling which may also affect the result.


Reported sodium = 140 mmol/L
Sodium MU = 1%
Expanded uncertainty = 140 mmol/L ± 1% or 140mmol/L ± 1.4 mmol/L
Interpretation - the true value of sodium in the sample is in the range 138.6-141.4 mmol/L, with 95% confidence.

Measurement Uncertainty

This panel contains

CHOL - Total cholesterol

HDLC - HDL cholesterol

TRIG - Triglycerides

NONHDL - Non-HDL cholesterol (calculated)

LDLC - LDL cholesterol (calculated)

and is suitable for fasting patients. Use of a risk tool such as the Framingham Risk Calculator is recommended for interpretation.


For non fasting patients, order a non fasting lipid profile (CHOLP) to receive CHOL, HDLC, and NONHDL.


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