Cholesterol is a lipid that is vital for life. It is produced by all cells in the body and is important for the maintenance of cell membrane integrity. Cholesterol is also a precursor to all steroid hormones and bile acids synthesised by the body.
Viscous samples are unsuitable for analysis
Ambient (8 - 24 degrees Celsius)
Cholesterol is rarely measured in body fluids. One exception is that cholesterol may be measured in pleural fluid in order to differentiate between a chylothorax (elevated triglycerides, relatively normal cholesterol) and a pseudochylothorax (elevated cholesterol, relatively normal triglycerides).
Please note that the cholesterol assay has not been validated for measurement on body fluid specimens. Results must be interpreted with caution.
Enzymatic assay performed on Beckman Coulter AU5822 analyser using Beckman Coulter reagents.
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