Lipid Analysis - LG5468


Sunquest Code:MMMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Colorimetry/Spectrophotometry/Electrophoresis. Quantitates cholesterol and triglycerides
CPT Code:84478, 84311, 82664
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-6 days.
Compliance:

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body Fluid
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Sterile tube)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate both supernatant and sediment. Clearly label aliquot tube as supernatant or sediment and send BOTH samples for analysis. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:BFLAC


Interpretive

Reference Range:Not applicable. Triglyceride concentration greater than 110 mg/dL is highly suggestive of a chylous effusion.
Use:Distinguishing between chylous and non-chylous effusions.


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