LipoProfile by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
Ordering Recommendation
Standard fasting lipid panel (0020421) is preferred for most individuals. Not recommended for cardiovascular disease risk assessment in most individuals.
Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
3-6 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
12 hour fasting is preferred, but not required.  
Clot Activator Tube (ARUP supply #40484). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect ™ or by contacting ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Also acceptable: Plain red.  
Specimen Preparation
Gently invert tube to mix contents; allow to clot at room temperature for 30 minutes. Separate serum from cells within 8 hours. Transfer 4 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Specimens more than 6 days old. Separator tubes.  
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Specimen analysis performed at ARUP Laboratories. NMR LDL Particle Number and LDL Cholesterol calculation are interpreted by ARUP. All other NMR test components are interpreted by LipoScience, Inc., Raleigh, NC. Analysis of total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides are performed using chemical methods.

See Compliance Statement B:
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
CPT Code(s)
83704; 80061
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2001893LDL Particle Number by NMR
2001894Small LDL Particle Number
2001895Total Cholesterol
2001896LDL Particle Size
2001897Large HDL Particle Number
2001898Large VLDL Particle Number
2001900HDL Cholesterol
2001901LDL Cholesterol
2002510HDL Size
2002511VLDL Size
2002512HDL Particle Number
2002513LP Insulin Resistance Score
2010694EER LipoProfile by NMR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
  • Cholesterol (NMR LipoProfile Test)
  • Expanded (NMR LipoProfile Test)
  • FNMR (NMR LipoProfile Test)
  • HDL Particle
  • LDL Particle
  • Lipid Particle Concentration
  • Lipid Particle Size
  • Lipid Profile, NMR
  • LipoMed (NMR LipoProfile Test)
  • Lipoprotein Analysis (LDL-P, HDL-P, VLDL-P, LDL Size, HDL Size, VLDL Size)
  • Lipoprotein Particle
  • VLDL Particle

Performed at Liposcience