NMR LipoProfile w/Lipids and Insulin Resistance Markers

*Patient should be fasting 8 hours.

Test Code

Alias/See Also
LabCorp TC: 123638

CPT Codes
83704, 80061

Large VLDL-P, Small LDL-P, Large HDL-P, VDLD size, LDL size, HDL size, insulin-resistance score, lipoprotein particle number (LDL-P), total HDL-P, small LDL-P, LDL size, total cholesterol, calculated LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides

Preferred Specimen
2.0 mL Serum - Red Top (No GEL)

Minimum Volume
1.0 mL Serum - Red Top (No GEL)

Other Acceptable Specimens
Lavender (EDTA) - Plasma
Dark Green Top (Sodium Heparin) - Plasma

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Refrigerated: 6 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Unspun specimens; plamsa/serum contaminated with red cell; citrated plasma (Light blue-top tube); gross hemolysis; specimen received in inappropriate contianer; specimen stored at room temperature for more than a total preanalytical time of 24 hours; specimen more than six days old

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Report Available
2-3 days

If tryglyceride level is >800 mg/dL, LDL cholesterol will not be calculated.

Clinical Significance
NMR LDL-P is a  management used in appropriate high-risk patients (type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, CVD risk equivalent, statin-treated patients) to adjudicate response to treatment and guide adjustment in therapy. It is used in conjunction with other lipid measurements and clinical evaluation to aid in the management of lipoprotein disorders associated with cardiovascular disease.

Performing Laboratory

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.