Phospholipids

Test Code
717

CPT Codes
84311

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Instructions

Centrifuge within 1 hour of collection. Immediately separate serum specimens from the cells into clean, plastic, screw-cap vial(s).



Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 6 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 60 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)

Lipemia • Plasma



Methodology
Spectrophotometry (SP)

FDA Status
This test was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Thurs a.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
151-264 mg/dL

Clinical Significance
Phospholipids are used in diagnosing and treating disorders of lipid metabolism associated with atherosclerosis.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153




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