7003: LIPOPROTEIN PHENOTYPING
- Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube
- SST (gel-barrier) or a Red Top Tube
State patient's age, sex, and pertinent clinical history on the test request form.
Patient should be fasting 12 to 14 hours before collection of the specime
- Separate serum from cells within 45 minutes of collection. Lipid panels are best avoided following acute myocardial infarct, for up to three months, although cholesterol can be measured in the first 24 hours.
- AMBIENT: Unstable REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days