LipoFit by NMR

Sunquest Code:LIPFIT  
Epic Code:LAB7074Epic Name:LipoFit by NMR
Synonyms:Lipoprotein Particle NMR Profile
Methodology:Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; Enzygmatic/Detergent Solubilization
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3-6 days.
Special Instructions:Not recommended for cardiovascular assessment in most individuals. Fasting specimen is required.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Patient Preparation:12 hour fasting is required.
Causes for Rejection:Plasma or frozen specimens samples collected in a serum separator tube. Non-fasting or lipemic specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Allow to clot at room temperature. Separate serum from cells within 8 hours of collection. Centrifuge and aliquot 4 mL, 2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability is 24 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2013716


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Use in appropriate high-risk patients (e.g., Type 2 diabetes mellitus) in whom LDL particle number is being used to guide therapy. Not recommended for cardiovascular disease risk assessment in most individuals.

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