Lipid Panel + VLDL + TC/HDL Ratio + LDL/HDL Ratio + CHD Risk

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CPT Code:


Test Type: 5 mL Serum


Collection Details:

Patient Preparation:

Patient should be on stable diet ideally for 2-3 weeks prior to collection of blood, and should fast for 12-14 hours before collection of the specimen.

Collection Instructions:

State patient's age and sex on the request form.

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.

Separate serum from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture.Lipid profiles are best avoided following acute myocardial infarct, for up to 3 months, although cholesterol can be measured in the first 24 hours.