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Test Name: Lipid Profile, Fasting
Test Code: LIPID
Turn around time: Analyzed within 4 hours of receipt, 24/7.
Collection Container: Gold
Alternate Collection Container(s): Red
Sample Type: Serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Testcode and Ordering Information: LIPID includes CHOL, HDLC, NONHDL, TRIG and LDLC. Self pay use code LIPSP
Collection and Shipping Requirements: Refrigerate. Send on ice pack.
Add on stability: Two weeks
This panel contains
CHOL - Total cholesterol
HDLC - HDL cholesterol
TRIG - Triglycerides
NONHDL - Non-HDL cholesterol (calculated)
LDLC - LDL cholesterol (calculated)
and is suitable for fasting patients. Use of a risk tool such as the Framingham Risk Calculator is recommended for interpretation.
For non fasting patients, order a non fasting lipid profile (CHOLP) to receive CHOL, HDLC, and NONHDL.