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Total cholesterol

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry


  • Gel/clotted/lithium heparin (yellow/red/green top)

Add-on requests are accepted


Turnaround Time:

Within 24 hours


Part of lipid profile - evaluation of cardiovascular disease risk

Reference ranges:

Age range Reference range (mmol/L)
< 16 years 3.0 - 5.0
> 16 years (adults) 3.5 - 5.0

Results outside the reference range do not necessarily indicate disease. Similarly, results within the reference range do not preclude abnormality. Please contact the Duty Biochemist for discussion of individual patient results.

Other Comments:

See also: HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, Triglycerides