Direct LDL

CPT Code

83721

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

2-8°C, 5 days

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

LDL is known as the “bad” cholesterol because too much of it in your blood can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries, putting you at risk of heart disease, diabetes, or stroke.