Return to Test Directory
LIPID PANEL (087-0714)
Test Mnemonic:


Specimen Requirements:
Test Included:


Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, and Triglycerides (calculated values for LDL, VLDL, HDLC Ratio and LDLC/HDLC)


Serum separator tube (SST) (Preferred), Plasma separator tube (PST) or red stopped vacutainer tube.

Minimum Volume:

 3mL of blood


Delivered to Sample Management within 2 hours of collection

Specimen Preparation:


Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Centrifuge to separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum from red-topped tube to labeled plastic transport tube. 

Causes for Rejection:

Incomplete and/or incorrect sample identification, improper storage/transport, gross hemolysis.                                                                                    

Reference Range:

By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation, patient age and sex)

Turnaround Time:

Routine 8 hours; ASAP: 4 hours; STAT: 1 hour


Two Point Rate


Clinical Chemistry

CPT 4 Code:


When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
Return to Test Directory