Test Catalog

Test ID: BFLA1    
Lipid Analysis, Body Fluid

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Electrophoresis: Samples are analyzed for qualitative interpretation of chylomicrons and plasma lipoproteins using a lipid specific Sudan black stain.(Package insert: Sebia Hydragel 7, 15 and 30 LIPO + Lp(a), Sebia Inc. Norcross, GA., 09/2019)


Cholesterol:Samples analyzed for cholesterol are measured by an automated enzymatic method. The reagents include cholesterol ester hydrolase, cholesterol oxidase, and a coupled colorimetric end-point chemistry system.(Package insert: Roche Cholesterol Reagent, c501, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis, IN v12.0, 12/2016)


Triglycerides: Samples analyzed for triglycerides are measured by an automated enzymatic method. The chemistry includes hydrolysis of the triglycerides and phosphorylation of the resulting glycerol.(Package insert: Roche Triglycerides Reagent, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis, IN. v7.0, 07/2017)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; 4 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

3 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

3 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test