Lipoprotein Electrophoresis

Abbrev Code:LIPO   
Order Code:LAB100Order Name:Lipoprotein Electrophoresis
Methodology:Electrophoresis/Enzymatic/Detergent solubilization
CPT Codes: 83700 x1
Test Includes:Frederickson classification
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-8 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Patient Preparation:Patient should be fasting for 12-15 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Heparin and frozen samples, body fluids

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 24 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; unacceptable frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:80503 (LIPOELECT)


Reference Range:Also includes Frederickson classification. An HDL cholesterol less than 40 mg/dL is low and constitutes a coronary heart disease risk factor. An HDL cholesterol greater than 60 mg/dL is a negative risk factor for coronary heart disease.

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