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Cholesterol, Serum

Mnemonic:    [CHOL]
Name:    Cholesterol, Serum
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST.
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    Male or Female: < 200 mg/dL
  Method:    Colorimetric; Enzymatic @540
Note:    A fasting specimen is recommended, though not required, for an accurate fasting value. Click the Interpretive Information tab for additional information.