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Order Code CH256
Turnaround Time 24 hours
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Specimens
Minimum Volume (uL)
0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature Unacceptable
Refrigerated 5 days
Frozen Unacceptable
Reject Criteria

Received room temperature or frozen

Special Instructions

Red-top (Serum Separator Tube – SST®)

1. Gently invert 5x (DO NOT SHAKE!)
2. Let blood clot for 30 minutes at room temperature.
3. Centrifuge at 1300 rcf for 10 minutes.
4. Store and transport refrigerated

Test Details
Clinical Significance

The small dense LDL test can be used to determine cardiovascular risk in individuals with metabolic syndrome or established/progressing coronary artery disease, individuals with triglyceride levels between 70 and 140 mg/dL, as well as individuals with a diet high in trans fat or carbohydrates.

Alternative Names
Small Dense LDL