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Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code LSIM
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Ion Mobility
Patient Preparation Fasting preferred. Non-fasting acceptable.
Container type Gold top or red top tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL (blood)
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL (serum)
Min. Volume 0.25 mL (serum)
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze. Transport to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 92500.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis · Gross lipemia
Normal range
Stability Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Turn around times 4-7 days
Additional information There is a correlation between increased risk of premature heart disease with decreasing size of LDL particles. Ion mobility offers the only direct measurement of lipoprotein particle size and concentration for each lipoprotein from HDL3 to large VLDL.
CPT coding 83704-90
Last Updated 8/2/2016 2:41 PM
Entry Number 1737
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