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Test Code LIPIDS,B Q Lipids, Beta Quantitative

Important Note

Method is affected by patient not fasting and inherited lipid abnormalities. Patient should be fasting (12 - 14 hours).

Clinical System Name

Lipids, Beta Quantitative

Synonyms

Beta Quantification, Lipids
FBQ

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 10.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 6.0 mL

 

Note: Patient should be fasting (12 - 14 hours). Remove tourniquet after blood flow is initiated. Place specimen on ice for transport to Lab.

Serum is acceptable, not preferred.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Not frozen within 24 hours.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: -20 C

Storage location: Transfer 3 - 5 mL EDTA plasma to plastic tubes, each affixed with a large computer label. Don't overfill tubes. Freeze in the CPA freezer send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection:  Transfer 3 - 5 mL EDTA plasma to plastic tubes, each affixed with a large computer label. Don't overfill tubes. Transport and keep frozen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time

Whole Blood

Room temp Spin within 1 hour
Serum/Plasma Room Temp N
  Refrigerated 72 hours
  Frozen 2 months

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily; performed M - F 7-10 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Northwest Lipid Research Lab

Department

Department:  

Northwest Lipid Research Lab

401 Queen Anne Ave
Seattle, WA 98109
 

Phone Number: 206-543-3694

 

 

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.
 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

83701

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Full Beta Quantification (FBQ)
Reference Test Number: None specified
Instructions: Fill out a manual NWLRL req, keep a copy for our records. Send out Mon - Fri via UW courier.