Lipoprotein Metabolism Profile
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Serum lipoproteins are surveyed by a combination of electrophoresis, ultracentrifugation, and automated enzymatic quantitation of cholesterol and triglycerides in the quantitatively significant fractions (HDL, LDL, VLDL, and Lp[a]) to evaluate the lipoproteinemias accurately.(Ellefson RD, Jiminez BJ, Smith RC: Pre-beta [or alpha-2] lipoprotein of high density in human blood. Mayo Clin Proc 1971;46:328-332; Ellefson RD, Caraway RT: Lipids and lipoproteins. In Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry. Edited by NW Tietz, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Company, 1976, pp 474-541; Baudhuin LM, Hartman SJ, O'Brien JF, et al: Electrophoretic measurement of lipoprotein[a] cholesterol in plasma with and without ultracentrifugation: comparison with an immunoturbidimetric lipoprotein[a] method. Clin Biochem 2004;37:481-488)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Thursday, Sunday; 3 p.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test