Lipid Panel, Extended LPEX

Method(s) Spectrophotometry
Components Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglyceride, Calculated LDL Cholesterol, Appearance, Calculated VLDL Cholesterol
Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Transport 1 mL serum at 2-8ºC.
Remarks

Patient must fast 12 to 15 hours prior to collection.

Stability

Refrigerated: 3 days (HDL)

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 1010282
CPTCode 80061; 83721
Notes

If an assessment of chylomicrons is desired, then please order Lipoprotein Electrophoresis.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ValueDesirableBorderlineHigh Risk
Adult Values   
Cholesterol
Less than 200 mg/dL
200-240 mg/dLGreater than 240 mg/dL
HDL-Cholesterol40 mg/dL or greater
Less than 40 mg/dL
TriglyceridesLess than 150 mg/dL150-199 mg/dL200-499 mg/dL
LDL-Cholesterol (measured)Less than 130 mg/dL (Less than 100 mg/dL if patient has CHD)130-160 mg/dLGreater than 160 mg/dL
AppearanceClear  
VLDL-Cholesterol (calculated)
30 mg/dL or greater
  
Children & Adolescents   
Total CholesterolLess than 170 mg/dL170-200 mg/dL
Greater than 200 mg/dL
LDL-Cholesterol (measured)Less than 110 mg/dL110-130 mg/dL
Greater than 130 mg/dL
No Appointment Necessary
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