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Lipid Ultracentrifugation (Lipoprotein Ultracentrifugation, Lipoprotein Profile)

Test Name

Lipid Ultracentrifugation (Lipoprotein Ultracentrifugation, Lipoprotein Profile)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST) or Lavender (EDTA)

Minimum Volume = 6mL Serum or Plasma (EDTA)

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top (SST) or Lavender top (EDTA). Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly. 14-16 hours fasting sample prefered.

Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Spin samples as soon as possible.

Stability: Spun samples can be kept at 2-8°C for up to 7 days after collection.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP. Place on ice if time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled or not sufficient quantity.

(i) Samples that are thawed for more than 48hrs.
(ii) Samples that are more than 7 Days old before freezing.
(iii) Samples that have been refrozen

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 Days (Batched)

Reference Value

See values here

Test Code



Ultracentrfiguation + Spectrophotometric

Testing Location


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Last Updated: November 27, 2019