Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
The NMR LipoProfile is an advanced cardiovascular diagnostic test that determines the numbers and sizes of lipoproteins in circulation to help clinicians more accurately diagnose and treat patients with heart disease.
Interpretive report provided.
Collect specimen in a lavender top or red top tube from a fasting patient; do not use SST or PST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma or serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Specimen must be received by the performing laboratory within 6 days of collection.
Several primary prevention and secondary prevention scenarios exist where patients would receive greater benefit from quantitative lipoprotein testing than cholesterol information. Primary prevention patients with a high-risk history, patients with isolated lipid abnormalities such as low HDL cholesterol levels or elevated triglycerides, and patients at or near an NCEP cutpoint would be candidates for the NMR LipoProfile. Secondary prevention patients may benefit from quantitative testing when those patients have few or no modifiable risk factors, have diabetes, continue to have recurrent events, and finally those at or near an NCEP cutpoint where the clinician needs more information to make an informed decision. The NMR LipoProfile is not needed when the clinician would initiate treatment based on excessively elevated lipid values. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by LabCorp Burlington.