Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

LIPID SCREEN

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

LIPD

Synonyms:

Cholesterol and Triglycerides

CPT Codes:

82465 – Cholesterol, serum or whole blood, total
84478 –Triglycerides

Test Includes:

Cholesterol and Triglycerides reported in mg/dL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Elevated lipid levels have long been associated as a causative factor in atherosclerotic diseases.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

4 hours

Special Instructions:

See Patient Preparation

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Preferred: Green top (Li Heparin) tube
Alternate: Red top tube

Draw Volume:

0.6 mL blood

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL plasma/serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Specimens should not be ultrafuged prior to analysis.

Patient Preparation:

Patient should be fasting for a 9-12 hour period prior to specimen collection.

Sample Rejection:

Gross hemolysis; mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

See individual test listings

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

See individual test listings

References:

See individual test listings



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