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NMR LIPOPROFILE®

Mnemonic

NMR LIPO

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Patient should be fasting 12 hours, but not required.

Collect

Spun NMR LipoTube (preferred)
Also acceptable: Serum from plain red (non-SST) top tube, or plasma from lavender (EDTA-no gel) top tube

Handling

CRITICAL Refrigerated.
Centrifuge LipoScience serum separator tube and send the entire tube (do not aliquot).
If not using NMR LipoTube, separate plasma or serum from cells.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

CRITICAL Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Specimens drawn in gold or red serum separator tubes or specimens more than 6 days old

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

Varies

Reported

5-7 days

Method

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Referral Lab

LabCorp (123810)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80061; 83704

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:50:58 PM


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