Lipoprotein Profile
Label Mnemonic: BETAQ
Epic Lab Code: LAB3511
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Patient age and sex must be written on requisition.

Patient must fast for 12-14 hours before collection. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.
Collection Medium:
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Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator) Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
Adult Minimum: 10 mL whole blood in TWO 5 mL red top tubes to yield (Min: 2.0 mL serum) Pediatric Minimum: 5 mL whole blood in ONE red top tube to yield (Min: 2.0 mL serum)
Turn Around Time:
4 working days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol; triglycerides; HDL; and LDL cholesterol) in adults ages 18 and up: TOTAL CHOLESTEROL Optimal: <200 mg/dL Borderline high: 200-239 mg/dL High: > or =240 mg/dL TRIGLYCERIDES Normal: <150 mg/dL Borderline: 150-199 mg/dL High: 200-499 mg/dL Very high: > or =500 mg/dL HDL CHOLESTEROL Low: <40 mg/dL Normal: 40-59mg/dL Desirable: > or = 60 mg/dL LDL CHOLESTEROL Optimal: <100 mg/dL Near Optimal: 100-129 mg/dL Borderline: 130-159 mg/dL High: 160-189 mg/dL Very high: > or =190 mg/dL The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) have set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL cholesterol) in children ages 2-17: TOTAL CHOLESTEROL Desirable: < 170 mg/dL Borderline high: 170 -199 mg/dL High: > or =200 mg/dL TRIGLYCERIDES Normal: <90 mg/dL Borderline high: 90-129 mg/dL High: > or =130 mg/dL HDL CHOLESTEROL Low: <40 mg/dL Normal: 40-59mg/dL Desirable: > or = 60 mg/dL LDL CHOLESTEROL Desirable: <110 mg/dL Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL High: > or =130 mg/dL APOLIPOPROTEIN B Males and females > or = 18 years: 48-124 mg/dL VLDL CHOLESTEROL <30 mg/dL VLDL TRIGLYCERIDES <120 mg/dL BETA-VLDL CHOLESTEROL <15 mg/dL BETA-VLDL TRIGLYCERIDES <15 mg/dL CHYLOMICRON CHOLESTEROL Undetectable CHYLOMICRON TRIGLYCERIDES Undetectable LP(A) CHOLESTEROL Desirable: <3 mg/dL Values > or = 3 mg/dL may suggest increased risk of coronary artery disease. LpX Undetectable
Methodology:
Ultracentrifugation/Electrophoresis/Automated Enzymatic Colorimetric Analysis
CPT Code:
80061 Lipid panel(includes HDL, total cholesterol and triglyceride), 82172 Apolipoprotein B, 82664 Lipoprotein A Cholesterol Electrophoresis
 
See Additional Information:
Fasting Specimen Requirements