Days Set Up
Sunday - Thursday
Analytic Time

2 - 6 days

MiChart Code
Lipoprotein Metabolism Profile (Sendout)
Soft Order Code

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Ultracentrifiguation, Electrophoresis, Automated Enzymatic Colorimetric Analysis

Test Usage

Detection and characterization (qualitative and quantitative) of dyslipoproteinemias.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided. Assay includes total cholesterol, total triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, LDL triglycerides, apolipoprotein B, HDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol, VLDL triglycerides, beta VLDL cholesterol, beta VLDL triglycerides, chylomicron cholesterol, chylomicron triglycerides, Lp(a) cholesterol, and LpX.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect blood in a red top tube from a fasting patient (12-14 hour fast). Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze. Patient must not consume alcohol for 24 hours prior to collection. Indicate patient age and sex on requisition (required).

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
2 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
82465, 84478, 82172, 83718, 83700
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

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.