Lipoprotein Electrophoresis

Test Code

Quest Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes
82465, 83700, 84478

Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Chylomicrons, Beta Lipoproteins, Pre-Beta Lipoproteins, Alpha Lipoproteins, Serum Appearance, Interpretation

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum

Patient Preparation
For optimum results, the patient conditions at the time of sample collection should be:
a. Following a stable diet for at least a week.
b. Stable body weight.
c. Fasting for at least 12 hours (12 to 16 hours).

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days

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

Agarose Electrophoresis (AE)

Setup Schedule
Night Sets up 2 days a week.

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

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