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Lipoprotein Electrophoresis

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic LPE
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4.0 mL red top tube (3.5 mL gold top SST tube is also acceptable)
2 mL serum; minimum 1 mL

A fast of at least 12 hours is required.

CLS staff: collect specimen and transport to DSC Accession, who will forward specimen to Referrals.

Note to ordering physician: This test requires review and approval by CLS Medical & Scientific Staff.  Please contact CLS Referrals 403-770-3285 for further information on the approval process.

Specimen Handling

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge, pour off, and transport serum on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.

Additional Information
Testing Location Quest Diagnostics
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s)

LPE

Reference Interval