Specimen Requirements

Title

Phospholipids

Specimen Requirement

Patient preparation:
Patient should fast 12 hours prior to collection.

Collect SST, after 30 minutes of clotting promptly centrifuge and transfer 1.0 mL serum to a screw top transport tube, indicate sample type on tube and send. Serum must be transferred within 1 hour of collection.

Methodology

Spectrophotometry (SP)

Stability

Room temp: 6 days, Refrigerated: 30 days, Frozen: 60 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2-4 days performed Monday, Thursday

Clinical Use

Phospholipids are used in diagnosing and treating disorders of lipid metabolism associated with atherosclerosis.

Test Code

PHLW