Test Overview
Test Methodology

Colorimetry, Spectrophotometry, Electrophoresis

Test Usage

Distinguishing between chylous and nonchylous effusions or identifying iatrogenic effusions.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

3 - 4 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo BFLAC
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect 3 mL of fluid. Centrifuge, separate supernanent, and send appropriately labeled supernatent and sediment in plastic vials frozen on dry ice. Note specimen source on requisition.

Normal Volume
3 mL fluid
Minimum Volume
3 mL fluid
Additional Information

Test includes fractionation of lipids and lipoproteins by ultracentrifugation and electrophoresis for qualitative interpretation of chylomicrons and plasma lipoproteins, and quantitation of cholesterol and triglycerides.Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratory

Billing
CPT Code
82664, 84478, 84311
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