HDL is available as part of the lipid profile (both non-fasting and fasting).
Lipid profile ordering instructions:
Tests performed within the lipid panel depend on the answer to the fasting status question on ICE, MyCare or paper form. It is essential that this question is answered accurately to ensure that the appropriate tests are performed.
If marked as non-fasting, profile includes: Total Cholesterol, HDL, non-HDL and Total/HDL cholesterol ratio
If marked as fasting, profile includes: all of non-fasting profile plus triglycerides and LDL
1.00 mmol/L or above
HDL cholesterol is protective against atherosclerosis and a low HDL is an independent risk factor separate from LDL cholesterol.
Athletes using anabolic steroids can have dramatically low HDL levels.
Can be added on to an existing request up to 3 days following sample receiptSpecimen Labelling Procedure