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Test Code NMRLIP NMR Lipoprofile (Lipoprotein Analysis)

Collection Container

Red

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Heparinized or EDTA plasma

Specimen Volume

5 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

2 mL

Special Handling Instructions

Patient should be fasting 12-14 hours.

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: unstable, Refrigerated: 6 days, Frozen:
unstable

Reasons for Rejection

Unspun specimens; plasma/serum contaminated with red cells;
gross hemolysis; specimen more than 6 days old; gel barrier
tubes

Methodology

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Additional Information

If triglyceride level is > 400 mg/dl,ld lcholesterol will not
be calculated

CPT Code

80061, 83704