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Test Code LDLP Lipid Panel

Specimen Type

Plasma

Container/Tube

Li-Heparin  Mint Green Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods,
fasting
(12 hours) sample is recommeded.
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be spun and
aliquoted
3. Transport refrigerated  (2 – 8C).

Turnaround Time

4 hours

Test Includes

Total Cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Triglycerides, Calculated Low Density
Lipoprotein (LDLC)

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods,
fasting
(12 hours) sample is recommeded.
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be received in
Laboratory Service Center
3. Transport room temperature (15 – 25C).

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Test Usage

A test or panel may be ordered only when all components are
medically necessary to diagnose or treat an individual patient. If
all components are not medically necessary, a less inclusive panel
and/or an individual test as appropriate to treat the individual
patient should be ordered.

Critical Results

N/A

Test Limitations

LDL cholesterol calculation is invalid
at triglyceride levels >400 mg/dL; in such cases, LDL cholesterol by direct measurement is recommended
(Test Code LDLD).

Additional Information

N/A

Fee Code

30180061

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Avaliable

CPT

80061

Method Name

See Individual tests for Methodology

Reference Values

Refer to Individual Analytes.

LDL-cholesterol calculated by the
Friedewald formula may also
include non-HDL
cholesterol from Lp(a),
another emerging lipid risk
factor in coronary heart disease.

The calculation of the LDL-cholesterol
concentration according
to Friedewald’s formula can give rise to falsely low
LDL-cholesterol
values in the presence of
small amounts of
chylomicrons or abnormal lipoproteins.

 

 

CHOL
(mg/dL)

HDL
(mg/dL)

LDL
(mg/dL)

TRIG
(mg/dL)

Desirable/Optimal

<200

>59

<100

<150

Near/Above Optimal

-

-

100-129

-

Borderline High

200-239

-

130-159

150-199

High
Risk

>239

<40

160-189

200-499

Very
High

-

-

>189

>499

 

Reject Due To

Whole blood/unspun samples greater than 6 hours will be
rejected.

Synonyms

N/A

Included in Additional codes

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A

Stability: Room Temp

See individual analytes for stability information