Lipid Analysis, Body Fluid


Abbrev Code:MMMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Colorimetry/Spectrophotometry/Electrophoresis. Quantitates cholesterol and triglycerides
CPT Codes: 84478 x1, 84311 x1, 82664 x1
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
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


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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