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Lipid Profile with Reflex

Mnemonic

LIPRFLX

Synonym

Lipid Profile with reflex to Direct LDL

Includes

Total Cholesterol, Triglyceride, HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol (calculated). LDL Cholesterol (Direct) is included, if indicated.

Guidelines

If the Triglyceride component of the Lipid Profile exceeds 400 mg/dL, a Direct LDL is automatically reflexed.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should fast for 12 hours or more.

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red or 3.0 mL mint green (lithium heparin, PST) top tube

View image for Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: SST - 30 minutes and red top tubes - 60 minutes). Separate serum or plasma from cells within three hours of collection. If samples are frozen, they should be thawed only once.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL serum or plasma

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL serum or plasma (0.6 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (≤-20°C): 3 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24 hours

Method

Ezymatic/Detergent Solubilization/Colorimetric

Reference Values

Reference Values

Comments

Assay interference (negative) may be observed for Total Cholesterol when high concentrations of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are present.

Venipuncture immediately after or during the administration of Metamizole (Dipyrone) may lead to falsely low results for Total Cholesterol and Triglyceride. Venipuncture should be performed prior to administration of Metamizole.

CPT Codes

80061, 83721

Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2021 02:30:03 AM


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