Lipoprotein Electrophoresis
0080503
 
Ordering Recommendation
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.
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 HDL cholesterol: 39 mg/dL or less
-1 High HDL cholesterol: 60 mg/dL or greater
20 years and older Desirable Borderline Higher Risk
Cholesterol 199 mg/dL or less 200-​239 mg/dL 240 mg/dL or greater
Triglycerides 149 mg/dL or less 150-​199 mg/dL 200-​499 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol 40 mg/dL or greater (if no CHD) 39 mg/dL or less
LDL Cholesterol 129 mg/dL or less (99 mg/dL or less if patient has CHD) 130-​159 mg/dL 160 mg/dL or greater
Appearance Clear
VLDL Cholesterol (calculated) 30 mg/dL or less

0-​19 years Desirable Borderline High Risk
Total Cholesterol 169 mg/dL or less 170-​199 mg/dL 200 mg/dL or greater
LDL Cholesterol 109 mg/dL or less 110-​129 mg/dL 130 mg/dL or greater
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 Name
0020031Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma
0020040Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
0020053HDL Cholesterol
0020257LDL Cholesterol, Direct
0020550VLDL, Calculated
0080504Lipoprotein Electrophoresis
0095038Appearance Chemistry
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Cross References
  • Cholesterol, Serum or Plasma
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol, Direct
  • Lipoprotein Electrophoresis
  • Triglycerides, Serum or Plasma
  • VLDL, Calculated