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Test Code NMRLIP NMR Lipoprofile (Lipoprotein Analysis)

Additional Information

If Triglyceride level is > 400 mg/dl, LDL cholesterol will not be calculated

Collection Container

Red

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

Heparinized or EDTA plasma

Special Handling Instructions

Patient should be fasting 12 - 14 hours

Specimen Volume

2 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

1mL

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)

CPT Code

80061, 83704

EMR Interface Order Code

65095