Test Code

Alias/See Also
Replacement for: Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
0.5 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Patient Preparation
Fasting is preferred but not required

Minimum Volume
0.1 mL

1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
2. Gently invert tube 8-10 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
3. Do not centrifuge.
4. Store and transport refrigerated.

Transport Container
EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 70 days
Refrigerated: 70 days
Frozen -20° C: Unacceptable
Frozen -70° C: 10 weeks

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

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence at Cleveland HeartLab. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule

Report Available
5 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
OmegaCheck® may be performed on individuals with hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension, and/or those high metabolic or cardiovascular risk.

Performing Laboratory
Cleveland HeartLab, Inc
6701 Carnegie Avenue, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44103-4623

The CPT Codes provided in this document 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 payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.