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Person—high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level (measured), total millimoles per litre [N].NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCholesterol—HDL (measured)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270401
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termA person's high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), measured in mmol/L.
Data Element Concept:Person—high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this term[N].NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
9.99Not measured/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termMillimole per litre (mmol/L)

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

When reporting, record whether or not the measurement of High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C) was performed in a fasting specimen.

In settings where the monitoring of a person's health is ongoing and where a measure can change over time (such as general practice), the date of assessment should be recorded.

Collection methods:Help on this term

When reporting, record absolute result of the most recent HDL-Cholesterol measurement in the last 12 months to the nearest 0.01 mmol/L.

Measurement of lipid levels should be carried out by laboratories, or practices, which have been accredited to perform these tests by the National Association of Testing Authorities.

  • To be collected as a single venous blood sample, preferably following a 12-hour fast where only water and medications have been consumed.
  • Prolonged tourniquet use can artefactually increase levels by up to 20%.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Cardiovascular Data Working Group

National Diabetes Data Working Group

Origin:Help on this termNational Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Lipid Management Guidelines - 2001, MJA 2001; 175: S57-S88.

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Supersedes Cholesterol-HDL - measured, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (22.0 KB)

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