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Test Code Lip Elect Lipoprotein Electrophoresis

Clinical System Name

Lipoprotein Electrophoresis

Synonyms

Lipoprotein Phenotype

LPE

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Gold SST

Preferred Vol: 4.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 2.0 mL

 

Note:              Fasting for at least 12 hours is required. Patients being administered N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) should discontinue the medication for at least 12 hours before collection.   

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Received at room temperature.

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Spin sample and aliquot serum into plastic aliquot tube. Store sample in CPA refrigerator send-outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Spin sample and aliquot serum into plastic aliquot tube. Transport specimen refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp 24 h
  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen -20 C 14 d
  Frozen -70 C 1 y

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Drawn daily; Set-up W & Su at Quest 5 - 8 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics - Nichols Institute

33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130

 

Phone Number: (800) 553-5445

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

Reference Range

Interperative lab report provided.

 

Note: Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Chylomicrons, Beta Lipoproteins, Pre-Beta Lipoproteins, Alpha Lipoproteins, Serum Appearance, Interpretation all included in report

Methodology

Method: Agarose Electropheresis (AE)

Analytical Volume: 1.0 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82465

82664

84478

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Lipoprotein Electrophoresis (35436X)

Reference Test Number:

3871N

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the Quest courier.