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Cholesterol, Total

Cholesterol, Total is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
N/A

Common Use:
To assess and monitor risk for coronary artery disease.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in a green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable. It is important to use the same tube type when serial specimen collections are anticipated for consistency in testing.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

RiskConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.0259)
Children and adolescents (less than 20 yr)
 DesirableLess than 170 mg/dLLess than 4.4 mmol/L
 Borderline170–199 mg/dL4.4–5.2 mmol/L
 HighGreater than 200 mg/dLGreater than 5.2 mmol/L
Adults and older adults
 DesirableLess than 200 mg/dLLess than 5.2 mmol/L
 Borderline200–239 mg/dL5.2–6.2 mmol/L
 HighGreater than 240 mg/dLGreater than 6.2 mmol/L
Plasma values may be 10% lower than serum values.

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Cholesterol, Total." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425079/all/Cholesterol__Total.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Cholesterol, Total. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425079/all/Cholesterol__Total. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Cholesterol, Total. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425079/all/Cholesterol__Total
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Cholesterol, Total [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425079/all/Cholesterol__Total.
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