Test Overview

Primary screening test given to new patients and annually thereafter.

Test Indications

Sample Collection

  1. Patient should not eat or drink anything except water for 8 to 12 hours prior to blood sample collection.
  2. Sample to lab consists of one refrigerated unopened spun barrier tube.
  3. Spin sample within 45 minutes of collection; be sure barrier forms a complete separation.

Your doctor or lab may have different instructions that supersede the above.


83718 HDL only.

Labs Performing Test

Name of LabLab CodeEstimated CostProcessing TimeComments
SonoraQuest 1877 1 day 
SonoraQuest 2030 1 dayHDL Only

Costs cited are subject to change and may be reduced by insurance or cash discounts and increased by sample collection fees.


Cholesterol, Total

HDL (High-density Lipoprotein)

LDL (Low-density Lipoprotein)

VLDL (Very Low-density Lipoprotein)


Ratio Cholesterol/HDL



Unless specifically noted above, references used in the construction of this web page include the following:

[FDM] Lecture notes from Functional Medicine University.

[SCNM] Lecture notes from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

[UT] Lecture notes from the University of Tennessee graduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry.