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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 7003

Test Synonym

  • Lipid Phenotype

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum


  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube


  • Refrigerated

CPT Codes

  • 80061,83700
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • SST (gel-barrier) or a Red Top Tube State patient's age, sex, and pertinent clinical history on the test request form. Patient should be fasting 12 to 14 hours before collection of the specime

Additional Information

  • Separate serum from cells within 45 minutes of collection. Lipid panels are best avoided following acute myocardial infarct, for up to three months, although cholesterol can be measured in the first 24 hours.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: Unstable REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days