CPT Code: 83722
Order Code: 1341
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: Small Dense LDL; Small Dense Low-density Lipoprotein; sdLDL
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Special Instructions: At least 3 ml of blood should be drawn.
Patient Preparation: Fasting may be required for this test. Please ask your doctor if you should fast prior to testing.
Transport: Store serum at 2°C to 8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): not acceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C): not acceptable
Deep Frozen (-70°C): >5 days
Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits
Turn Around Time: 3 days
Clinical Significance: Individuals with sdLDL cholesterol levels ≥50.0 mg/dL had approximately 1.6-fold higher risk for incident CHD compared to those with <50 mg/dL over a 16-year follow-up period1.
Population reference interval for males 21-44 yrs and females 21-54 yrs is 12.7-48.3 mg/dL and for males 45-75 yrs and females 55-75 yrs is 12.6-51.7 mg/dL.
- Hoogeveen RC, Gaubatz JW, Sun W, et al. Small dense low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol concentrations predict risk for coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Arterioscler Thomb Vasc Biol. 2014 May;34(5):1069-77.
Limitations: Drawing less than 3 ml of blood in a serum separator tube (SST) may cause erroneous results.
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