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Test Code ADVLP Cardio IQ(R) Advanced Lipid Panel

Specimen Required

4 mL serum

Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 24 hours Refrigerated: 7 days Frozen: 15 days

Rejection Due To

Moderately icteric • Grossly icteric • Grossly lipemic

Report Available

4-7 days

Method Name

Enzymatic • Nephelometry • Immunoturbidometric • Ion Mobility • Spectrophotometry (SP)

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: Gold SST Tube
Other Acceptable Container: None

Transport / Storage Conditions


Special Instructions

The assay manufacturer Beckman Coulter advises: "N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been…determined to interfere with assays for… Cholesterol, Uric Acid" where "NAC interference may lead to falsely low results." According to Beckman Coulter, the NAC interference should be insignificant by 12 hours after completion of the initial loading dose of an IV infusion treatment regimen consisting of an initial loading dose of 150 mg/kg administered over 1 hour, a second dose of 50 mg/kg administered over 4 hours and a third dose of 100 mg/kg administered over 16 hours. 

The assay manufacturer, Roche, notes that N-acetylcysteine, when administered in high concentrations (such as for treatment of acetaminophen overdose), can interfere with their assay for HDL cholesterol, leading to falsely low results.

Reference Values

See Laboratory Report

Day(s) Performed

Mon-Fri a.m.

CPT Codes

80061, 83704, 82172, 83695

Alias/See Also

CardioIQ ,Advanced Lipid Panel


Cardio IQ® Cholesterol, Total; Cardio IQ® HDL Cholesterol; Cardio IQ® Triglycerides; Cardio IQ® Non-HDL and Calculated Components; Cardio IQ® Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility; Cardio IQ® Apolipoprotein B; Cardio IQ® Lipoprotein (a) 

If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, Cardio IQ® Direct LDL will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 83721).