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Test Code CHOLBF/CHOLBF Cholesterol, Body Fluid

Important Note

This test can be done on Pleural Fluid.  Any other fluid type must be sent to a reference laboratory.

Methodology

Cholesterol Oxidase/Esterase

Performing Laboratory

North Colorado Medical Center, Chemistry Dept.

Specimen Type

Pleural Fluid

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge to remove any cellular material.

Additional Information: Indicate specimen source.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Pleural Fluid

Refrigerated

7 days

 

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK

Lipemia

Mild OK

Icterus

Mild OK

Other

NA

 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Reference Values

No established reference values

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82465