Days Set Up
Analytic Time

2 - 9 days

Soft Order Code

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Lipoprotein Fractionation

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

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.

Collection Offsite

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

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

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.