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HDL Cholesterol
107

Information

HDL cholesterol is inversely related to the risk for cardiovascular disease. It increases following regular exercise, moderate alcohol consumption and with oral estrogen therapy. Decreased levels are associated with obesity, stress, cigarette smoking and diabetes mellitus.

Methodology
Spectrophotometry
Specimen Required

SST, Serum. Volume 1 (0.5) mL. Stability: Ambient – 7 Days, Refrigerated – 7 Days, Frozen – 2 Months

CPT Code(s)
83718