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Last Updated: September 30, 2020 @ 9:13 am


NMR, Lipoprofile

  • One LipoTube

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
  • 2 mL (Min:2 mL) Plasma in 5 mL LipoTube. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:2 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
  • 2 mL (Min:2 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Fasting Specimen is Preferred
  • Collect specimen in NMR LipoTube (black-and-yellow-top tube), which is the preferred specimen. Plain red-top, green-top (heparin), or EDTA lavender-top (EDTA-no gel) tubes are also acceptable. Serum or plasma drawn in gel-barrier collection tubes other than the NMR LipoTube should not be used. The LipoTube is the only acceptable gel-barrier tube. Gently invert tube to mix contents and allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes prior to centrifugation (Plasma tubes should not clot). Centrifuge specimen immediately to separate serum/plasma from the red cells. If the sample cannot be centrifuged immediately, the sample should be refrigerated (at 2ºC to 8ºC) and centrifuged within 24 hours of collection. All specimens should be centrifuged by the client, prior to shipment to LabCorp, to ensure sample integrity. Do not open NMR LipoTube (black-and-yellow-top). Immediately after centrifugation, pipette separated red-top serum or green-top/lavender-top plasma into a transport tube and label accordingly (serum, heparin plasma, EDTA plasma).
Rejection Criteria:
  • Hemolyzed specimens
  • Use of separator tubes
Stability:Ambient: 6 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 6 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Reported:3-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 80061
  • 83704
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Liposcience color graph and interpretation to be delivered under separate cover.
  • 91611 - HDL-P
  • 91612 - Small LDL-P
  • 91613 - LDL Size
  • 91614 - Large VLDL-P
  • 91615 - Large HDL-P
  • 91616 - VLDL Size
  • 91617 - HDL Size
  • 91618 - LP-IR Score
  • 91619 - LDL-P
  • 91620 - LDL-C
  • 91621 - HDL-C
  • 91622 - Triglycerides
  • 91623 - Total Cholesterol
  • 92023 - Small LDL-P
  • 92024 - LDL Size
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