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Lab Test Dictionary

Lipid Panel


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry


Epic ID

LAB18

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

3 hrs

Stat TAT

1 hr


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Minimum 1 ml blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Patient should be fasting for 12 hours


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Test Volume Required

0.5 ml serum/plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.2 ml serum/plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge & Separate serum/plasma


Included Tests

Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Direct HDLC, Calculated LDLC, Calculated Cholesterol:HDLC ratio


Comments

Note: For small infants 0.6 ml in light green microtainer is acceptable


CPT Codes

80061


Revised

06-21-06

Initials

LGS