General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 028950
Testing Time: 2-4 Days
Testing Lab: Mayo Labs

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 5.0 (2.0 min) mL
Temperature: Refrigerated
Tube Type: Serum
Collection Info:
1. Fasting-overnight (12-14 hours)

2. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is collected.

Collection Container/Tube:
Preferred: Serum gel
Acceptable: Red top


Ultracentrifugation/Electrophoresis/Automated Enzymatic Colorimetric Analysis

Clinical Utilities

Diagnosing dyslipoproteinemia
Quantitation of cholesterol and triglycerides in very-low-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and chylomicrons
Identification of LpX
Classifying hyperlipoproteinemias (lipoprotein phenotyping)
Evaluating patients with abnormal lipid values (cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, LDL) for specific phenotypes
Quantifying lipoprotein a cholesterol

CPT Codes

80061-Lipid panel (includes: HDL [CPT Code 83718], total cholesterol [CPT Code 82465], and triglycerides [CPT Code 84478])
82172-Apolipoprotein B
83700-Lp(a) cholesterol electrophoresis

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

Reference values are based on fasting collections; it is essential that the patient fasts 12 to 14 hours before the test.
Result report will list the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines for adults and for children, as appropriate.