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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.
Interpretative report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube from a fasting patient. Patient should be on a stable diet for 2 weeks and should be fasting for 12-15 hours prior to specimen collection. DO NOT FREEZE.
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