Lipid Panel with Reflex to Direct LDL

CPT Code(s):

  • 80061

Test Component(s):

  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol
  • Total
  • Cholesterol-HDL
  • Cholesterol-LDL (calculated)
  • Cholesterol/HDL Ratio (calculated) When Triglycerides are >400 mg/dL
  • LDL-Direct is automatically performed and at an additional charge (CPT code: 83721)

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Patient Preparation:

Patient should fast 12 hours before specimen collection

Transport Container:

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature Name:

Room temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 3 days

Testing Schedule:


Reject Criteria:

Moderate to gross hemolysis

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