Test Catalog

Test Id : LPSC

Lipid Panel, Fasting, Serum

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of cardiovascular risk

Profile Information
A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test Id Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
CHOL Cholesterol, Total, S Yes Yes
TRIG Triglycerides, S Yes Yes
HDCH Cholesterol, HDL, S Yes Yes
CLDL Calculated LDL No Yes
NHDCH Non HDL Cholesterol No Yes

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

CHOL, TRIG, HDCH: Enzymatic Colorimetric

CLDL: Friedewald Equation

NHDCH: Total Cholesterol-HDL Cholesterol

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Lipid Panel, Fasting

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation:

1. Fasting overnight (12 hours)

2. Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn.

Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Serum gel tube must be centrifuged within 2 hours of draw time.

2. Red-top tube must be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of draw time.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To
Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information
Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
Frozen 30 days

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Evaluation of cardiovascular risk

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Cardiovascular disease is the number one 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.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

The National Lipid Association and the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) have set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol) in adults ages 18 and up:

 

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <200 mg/dL

Borderline high: 200-239 mg/dL

High: > or =240 mg/dL

 

TRIGLYCERIDES

Normal: <150 mg/dL

Borderline high: 150-199 mg/dL

High: 200-499 mg/dL

Very high: > or =500 mg/dL

 

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Males

> or =40 mg/dL

Females

> or =50 mg/dL

 

LDL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <100 mg/dL

Above desirable: 100-129 mg/dL

Borderline high: 130-159 mg/dL

High: 160-189 mg/dL

Very high: > or =190 mg/dL

 

NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL

Desirable: <130 mg/dL

Above desirable: 130-159 mg/dL

Borderline high: 160-189 mg/dL

High: 190-219

Very high: > or =220 mg/dL

 

The Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents has set the following guidelines for lipids (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and non-HDL cholesterol) in children ages 2-17:

 

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL

Acceptable: <170 mg/dL

Borderline high: 170-199 mg/dL

High: > or =200 mg/dL

 

TRIGLYCERIDES

2-9 years:

Acceptable: <75 mg/dL

Borderline high: 75-99 mg/dL

High: > or =100mg/dL

10-17 years:

Acceptable: <90 mg/dL

Borderline high: 90-129 mg/dL

High: > or =130 mg/dL

 

HDL CHOLESTEROL

Low HDL: <40 mg/dL

Borderline low: 40-45 mg/dL

Acceptable: >45 mg/dL

 

LDL CHOLESTEROL

Acceptable: <110 mg/dL

Borderline high: 110-129 mg/dL

High: > or =130 mg/dL

 

NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL

Acceptable: <120 mg/dL

Borderline high: 120-144 mg/dL

High: > or =145 mg/dL

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Mayo Clinic has adopted the National Lipid Association classifications, which are included as reference values on Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories reports (see Reference Values). Lipids are most commonly measured to assess cardiovascular risk. Maintaining desirable concentrations of lipids lowers the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Establishing appropriate treatment strategies and lipid goals require the results for each component of a lipid profile be considered in context with other risk factors including, age, sex, smoking status, family and personal history of heart disease.

Cautions
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

Cholesterol levels fluctuate over time. The American Heart Association recommends a minimum of 2 measures at least 2 weeks apart before beginning a new treatment plan.

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Jacobson TA, Ito MK, Maki KC, et al: National Lipid Association recommendations for patient-centered management of dyslipidemia: part 1 - executive summary. J Clin Lipidol 2014 Sep-Oct;8(5):473-488

2. Goff DC, Lloyd-Jones DM, Gennett G, et al: 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk. Circulation 2014;129:S49-S73

3. Expert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Expert panel on integrated guidelines for cardiovascular health and risk reduction in children and adolescents. Pediatrics 2011;128;S213-S256

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

See individual unit codes

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

No

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

Monday through Saturday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 day

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

See Individual Unit Codes

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

Rochester

Fees
Several factors determine the fee charged to perform a test. Contact your U.S. or International Regional Manager for information about establishing a fee schedule or to learn more about resources to optimize test selection.

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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

80061-Lipid panel (if all 3 performed)

82465-Cholesterol, total (if all 3 are not performed)

84478-Triglycerides (if all 3 are not performed)

83718-Cholesterol, HDL (if all 3 are not performed)

LOINC® Information

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LPSC Lipid Panel, Fasting 24331-1
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Result LOINC Value Tooltip

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.

Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports