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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

LIPID PROFILE

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

LIPL

Synonyms:

Lipid Panel

CPT Codes:

80061 – Lipid panel

Test Includes:

Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol (measured)

Logistics

Test Indications:

Evaluation of cardiovascular risk.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

2 hours

Special Instructions:

See Patient Preparation

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Green (Li Heparin) or Red top tube (No Gel)

Draw Volume:

1.5 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) plasma/serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove plasma/serum aliquot into a plastic sample cup. Sample to be run within 2 hours.

Patient Preparation:

Patient should be on a stable diet for 3 weeks, and fast 9-12 hours before collection, recommended.

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Reference Ranges:

2 – 17 yrs

≥18 yrs

Total Cholesterol:
(mg/dL)

Desirable

<170

<200

Borderline high:

170 - 199

200 - 239

High

≥200

≥240

HDL Cholesterol:
(mg/dL)

Low:

<40

<40

Normal:

40 – 60

40 – 60

Desirable:

>60

≥60

LDL Cholesterol:
(mg/dL)

Acceptable:

<110

<100

Near optimal:

NA

100 - 129

Borderline:

110 – 129

130 – 159

High:

≥130

≥160

Triglycerides:
(mg/dL)

 

0 – 9 yrs

10 – 17 yrs

≥18 yrs

Acceptable:

0 - 75

<90

<150

Borderline:

75 - 99

90 - 129

150 – 199

High:

≥100

≥130

≥200

Note: The National Education Program (NCEP) has set the above guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL cholesterol.

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Use of gel tubes may adversely affect HDL/LDL levels.

Methodology:

Enzymatic colorimetric; dextran sulfate, direct measure LDL

References:

CHOL Flex™ reagent cartridge insert sheet Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. (2008-03-04) Rev I 717027.001 – US

TGL Flex® reagent cartridge insert sheet Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc (2008-02-29) C 717069.101 – US

AHDL Flex™ reagent cartridge insert sheet, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. (2009-07-22) Rev A, PN 717048.002 –US

ALDL Flex® reagent cartridge insert sheet PN 717731.001 (Issue Date 2008-02-13) Rev. B

US Department of Health and Human Services (May 2001) National Institutes of Health Publication # 01-3305

US Department of Health and Human Services, Summary Report of the Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents:7.

Mayo Medical Laboratories (1/6/2012) online test catalogue

Updates:

2/21/2012: Testing moved to inhouse test at Children’s, previously listed as referred to Mayo Medical Laboratories.
6/18/2013: Added no gel restriction for red top tubes.



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