HDL Cholesterol

CPT Code

83718

Specimen Type

Blood

Container Type

Serum Separator Tube (SST)/Yellow

Stability

Room Temperature, 2 days; 2-8°C, 7 days; -20°C, 3 months

Handling Instructions

Allow to clot for 30 mins, centrifuge within 2 hours

Clinical Notes

The purpose of HDL cholesterol testing is to assess your cardiovascular health, including your risk for heart disease. HDL cholesterol is considered to be a good type of cholesterol that is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease events.