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small dense LDL; serum

CPT Code

84999

Specimen Requirements

1 mL Serum
Fasting not required
Recommend collect in morning

Collection Container/Tube

Red-top tube (no additive). Alternative: Plasma is acceptable; use an EDTA (purple-top) or Heparin (green-top) tube.

Transport Container/Tube

Clear plastic serum/plasma transfer vial

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.5 mL Serum

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis

Stability Information

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 3 months
37°C/99°F: 5 days

Methodology

Immunoturbidimetric

Turnaround Time

5 - 7 days

Reference Intervals

Sex Age
Both 1-199 years <35