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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

LIPID

CPT CODE

80061

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days 
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

LDL(calc); HDL; Cholesterol; Triglyceride

SYNONYMS

NA

COLLECTION

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

ATTENTION: 8-12 hours of fasting is preferred for Lipid Screening. The 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines indicate fasting samples are preferred but acknowledge nonfasting samples can be acceptable.

SPECIMEN

Whole Blood

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 2.5mL
Minimum: 1.5mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

EDTA, citrate and fluoride/oxalate plasma are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

Allow gold or red top to clot for 20-30 minutes prior to centrifugation. Centrifuge serum or plasma immediately.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Serum

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 1.0mL
Minimum: 0.5mL

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

8 hour(s)
2day(s)
3 month(s)

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated