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Test Code LIPID Lipid Panel

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB18

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: Fasting overnight (12 hours)

Specimen Type: Serum

Collection Container/Type

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and separate cells after clot formation and within 4 hours of collection. 

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 2 days

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range

See laboratory report

Rejection Due To

Unlabeled, mislabeled, wrong tube type, hemolyzed, QNS, exceeds specimen stability requirements.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


Report Available

Same day




HDL Cholesterol

LDL Calculated

VLDL Calculated

Cholesterol/HDL Ratio