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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry  (AUTOMATED)
Test Name:
Test Code: LIPP
Clinical Information:
Description:  The Lipoprotein Profile includes:
                        Fasting hours*
                        Cholesterol (total)
                        HDL Cholesterol
                        LDL Cholesterol ** (calculated)
                        Non-HDL Cholesterol *** (calculated)
Test Indications: Used to evaluate cardiovascular risk and manage atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Therapy thresholds for LCL-c and non-HDL-c based on risk stratification can be found in recent guidelines.

Canadian Cardiovascular Society Dyslipidemia Guidelines
Adult: 2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults
Pediatrics: The Detection, Evaluation, and Management of Dyslipidemia in Children and Adolescents: A Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Association Clinical Practice Update (2022)

Patient preparation instructions: Do not eat high-fat foods the night before the test. Do not drink alcohol or exercise strenuously before the test.
Fasting or non-fasting specimen, as requested by the ordering physician.
If fasting specimen is required:
Adult: fast 8-12 hours
Infant: collect just before next feeding

Lipid Reporting and NIH LDL-C Equation Update by Shared Health and Dynacare Laboratories
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Plasma: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 1.0 mL

Specimen Stability:
Ambient: 3 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 3 months
Plasma: 2.0 mL

Shipping & Storage: Aliquot, store and ship frozen. Refer to SOP# 110-10-05 Serum Plasma Separation Procedure and Transport
Reference Values:
Method of Analysis: Roche Cobas or Ortho Vitros
Stat or Routine
See Also:
More Information:
Interpretation & Assay Interferences: Refer to individual tests for assay interference.