Test Overview
Test Methodology

Electrophoresis

Test Usage

Lipoprotein electrophoresis is recommended for determining the nature of a dyslipoproteinemia when total cholesterol and triglycerides are elevated. An increased level of beta migrating particles (LDL) is a risk factor for atherosclerosis. Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) migrate in the pre-beta region. Patients with type III hyperlipoproteinemia have increases of VLDL with abnormal migration on electrophoresis.

Reference Range *

Interpretative report provided.

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Thursday
Analytic Time

2 - 9 days

Soft Order Code
SO
Synonyms
  • Lipoprotein Fractionation
  • LIPOPROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
  • CHOL
  • LIPO
  • TRIG
  • CHOLESTEROL
  • LIPOPROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS
  • TRIGLYCERIDES
  • LIPO
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
ARUP 0080503
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SSTor red top tube from a fasting patient. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Patient should be on a stable diet for 2 weeks and should fast for 12-15 hrs prior to specimen collection. DO NOT FREEZE

Special Handling

Fasting specimen.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

Test includes estimation of alpha, prebeta, and beta band intensity, and Frederickson classification. Test sent to ARUP Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
83700
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