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|Alias Names:||Low Density Lipoprotein / Cholesterol|
|Released:||1-8 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab|
|CPT Code:||83701-90 / 82465-90|
|Specimen Collection Details|
|Collection:||One 5 mL red top tube. Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA). NOTE: Patient must fast 12 hours prior to collection. Patient must NOT be receiving heparin.|
|Handling:||Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum or plasma from cells into a plastic vial. Label tube as ‘serum’ or ‘plasma.’ Refrigerate.|
|Stability:||8 hours ambient, 14 days refrigerated, or 6 months frozen.|
|Standard Volume:||1 mL serum or plasma|
|Minimum Volume:||0.3 mL serum or plasma|
|Comments:||LDL Type A: Indicative of Type A. Type A is characterized by mainly large buoyant LDL.
LDL Not Type A: Not indicative of Type A. Not Type A is characterized by mainly small dense LDL. Small dense LDL is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease.
|Rejection Criteria:||Specimen from patient receiving heparin.|