Test Catalog


Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: HDL Cholesterol

Test Code: HDLC

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
0 y - <2 y Not Established mmol/L
≥ 2 y >0.90 mmol/L

Female Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
0 y - <2 y Not Established mmol/L
≥ 2 y >1.10 mmol/L

Turn around time: Analyzed within 4 hours of receipt, 24/7.

Collection Container: Gold

Alternate Collection Container(s): Red

Sample Type: Serum

Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Testcode and Ordering Information: Available in fasting lipid profile (LIPID) and non-fasting lipid profile (CHOLP)

Method: Enzymatic, Siemens Advia 1800

Measurement uncertainty: 4%

Add on stability: Seven days