Lipid Panel

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: LIPID P
POE DESCRIPTION: LIPID PANEL; LIPID PROFILE; COR SCREEN
CPT CODE: 80061
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol (calculated). This panel is commonly ordered to assist in assessing risk of coronary artery disease. Do not confuse with Lipoprotein Electrophoresis, Serum which provides different information (see listing) and is ordered much less frequently. In the Lipid Panel, LDL cholesterol is calculated when the triglyceride is 400 mg/dL. When triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, LDL cholesterol is not reported.
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily
TURNAROUND TIME: 1 day
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Patient should fast for 12-14 hours prior to collection of specimen.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 10 mL or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Serum

MINIMUM VOLUME:

2 mL blood (1 mL serum)

REFERENCE RANGE: See Table