Lipid Panel

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Monday - Friday
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Evaluation of cardiovascular risk
Purpose and principle: 
Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States with an estimated 1.5 million heart attacks and 0.5 million strokes occurring annually, many in individuals who have no prior symptoms. Prevention of ischemic cardiovascular events is key. Risk factors, including age, smoking status, hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol, are used by physicians to identify individuals likely to have an ischemic event.
Specimen Requirements: 

Type: Peripheral blood

  • Serum, gel
  • Plasma, gel

Sample Volume: 1mL

Preparation: Fasting overnight (12 hours); patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.

Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):
  • Refrigerated: 7days
  • Frozen: 30 days
Unacceptable Conditions: Moderate-to-gross hemolysis
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The tests in this panel include:

UFHPL Test #: 20305

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB18

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