Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  


Sunquest Test Code:
HDL      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 83718         Geisinger Epic ID: 6820

Specimen type:
Plasma or serum
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.2 mL.
Patient preparation:
Fasting specimen preferred.

Specimen processing instructions:
Plasma: Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. Serum: Allow to clot. Centrifuge at 1100-2000 g for a minimum of 10 minutes. 2 mL aliquot serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (Preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Refrigerated: 7 days. Frozen: 1 month.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

Interpretation guide:
<18 years old:
> 45 mg/dL High (Desirable)
40-45 mg/dL Borderline
< 40 mg/dL Low (Undesirable)
>= 60 mg/dL High (Desirable)
< 50 mg/dL Low (Undesirable) for female
< 40 mg/dL Low (Undesirable) for male
CPT code(s):
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
HDL cholesterol.
Spectrophotometric (Colorimetric)
High-density lipoproteins
Clinical significance:
HDL is inversely related to the risk for cardiovascular disease. It increases following regular exercise, moderate alcohol consumption, and with oral esterogen therapy. Decreased levels are associated with obesity, stress, cigarette smoking and diabetes mellitus.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 09/10/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes
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