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Phospholipids

CPT: 84311
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2 - 4 days


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Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Serum


Volume

0.5 mL


Minimum Volume

0.2 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube


Storage Instructions

Room temperature


Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

7 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3


Patient Preparation

Patient should fast for 12 to 14 hours.


Causes for Rejection

Specimen other than serum


Test Details


Use

Abnormal phospholipid levels have been associated with obstructive jaundice, abeta- or hypobetalipoproteinemia, Tangier disease, and LCAT deficiency.1


Limitations

This procedure measures lecithin, sphingomyelin, and lysolecithin phospholipids. It does not measure kephalin.

Results for this test are for research purposes only by the assay's manufacturer. The performance characteristics of this product have not been established. Results should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically established diagnostic product or procedure.


Methodology

Spectrophotometry (4-aminoantipyrine)


Reference Interval

150−250 mg/dL


Footnotes

1. Henry JB. Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Philadelphia, Pa: W.B. Saunders Co;1984:189.

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
001727 Phospholipids, Serum 2567-6 001728 Phospholipids, Serum mg/dL 2567-6

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