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LIPMP / LMPP-M
LIPOPROTEIN METABOLISM PROFILE, SERUM

Test Code LIPMP / LMPP-M 
Test LIPOPROTEIN METABOLISM PROFILE, SERUM 
Methodology Ultracentrifugation/Electrophoresis/Automated Enzymatic Colorimetric Analysis 
Description Includes total cholesterol, total triglyceride, phenotyping (including type III), and quantitation of cholesterol and triglycerides in VLDL, LDL, HDL, Lp(a), and any other significant lipoprotein fractions.

Useful for determining existence and type of dyslipoproteinemia.

NOTE: This test, when ordered on Medicare patients, is subject to the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) policy "Lipids Testing". Please verify that the diagnosis code (ICD-9) you have chosen demonstrates medical necessity for the test as documented in the physician's patient record. The carrier web site, CMS web site or the NorDx Limited Coverage Documentation Guide are available to assist you with this verification. A properly executed Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) must be submitted with the specimen if medical necessity is not demonstrated by the ICD-9 code chosen. 

Specimen Draw blood in a serum separator tube following an overnight (12 - 14 hour) fast. Spin down and send 5.0 mL (minimum: 2.0 mL) of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

NOTE: Patient must not consume any alcohol for 24 hours before the specimen is drawn. 

Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Thursday, Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 80061  Lipid panel (includes HDL, total cholesterol and triglyceride)
82172  Apolipoprotein
82664  Lp(a) cholesterol electrophoresis

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