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Lipoprotein Electrophoresis
0080503
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Determine the Fredrickson classification of individuals with hyperlipoproteinemia. Most useful for identifying the Type III phenotype.

Mnemonic
LIPOELECT
Methodology
Qualitative Electrophoresis/Quantitative Enzymatic/Detergent Solubilization
Performed
Thu
Reported
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient should be fasting for 12-15 hours.  
Collect
Serum separator tube or plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Store and ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparin and frozen samples. Body fluids.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 10 days; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Also includes Frederickson classification.
Interpretive Data
An HDL cholesterol less than 40 mg/dL is low and constitutes a coronary heart disease risk factor. An HDL cholesterol greater than 60 mg/dL is a negative risk factor for coronary heart disease.

CHD Risk Factors
+1 Age: Men, 45 years and older
Women, 55 years and older or premature menopause without estrogen therapy
+1 Family history of premature CHD
+1 Current smoking
+1 Hypertension
+1 Diabetes mellitus
+1 Low HDLcholesterol: 39 mg/dL or less
-1 High HDLcholesterol: 60 mg/dL or greater


20 years and older
Desirable
Borderline
Higher Risk
Total Cholesterol199 mg/dL or less200-239 mg/dL240 mg/dL or greater
Triglycerides149 mg/dL or less150-199 mg/dL200-499 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol40 mg/dL or greater (if no CHD) 39 mg/dL or less
LDL Cholesterol129 mg/dL or less (99 mg/dL or less if patient has CHD)130-159 mg/dL160 mg/dL or greater
AppearanceClear
VLDL Cholesterol (calculated)30 mg/dL or less

0-19 years
Desirable
Borderline
High Risk
Total Cholesterol169 mg/dL or less170-199 mg/dL200 mg/dL or greater
Triglycerides149 mg/dL or less150-199 mg/dL200-499 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol40 mg/dL or greater 39 mg/dL or less
LDL Cholesterol109 mg/dL or less110-129 mg/dL130 mg/dL or greater
AppearanceClear
VLDL Cholesterol (calculated)30 mg/dL or less

Note
Body fluids are unacceptable and not valid for lipoprotein testing. Suggest Chylomicron Screen, Body Fluid (0098457).
CPT Code(s)
83700
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020031Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma2093-3
0020040Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma2571-8
0020053HDL Cholesterol2085-9
0020257LDL Cholesterol, Direct2089-1
0020550VLDL, Calculated13458-5
0080504Lipoprotein Electrophoresis20510-4
0095038Appearance Chemistry11158-3
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Aliases
  • Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol, Direct
  • Lipoprotein Electrophoresis
  • Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
  • VLDL, Calculated