Lipid Analysis, Body Fluid - LG5468

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

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
[Alternate Containers: Sterile tube]

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge to remove any cellular material. Aliquot 3 mL; 2 mL minimum. Clearly indicate specimen source and source location (if appropriate) on aliquot tube. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated; 30 days frozen (preferred).
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo Medical Laboratories)
Referral Lab number:BFLA1


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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