Lipoprotein Phenotyping Profile


Test Code: 235036
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Lipoprotein Phenotyping Profile

The Lipoprotein Phenotyping test can help to identify the cause of hyperlipidemia.  Hyperlipidemia, another name for high cholesterol, can be caused by a number of factors.  High cholesterol can lead to a number of health complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and increased risk of heart attack or stroke.  In some people, genetic disorders can lead to elevated lipid levels even when they maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle.  A standard Lipid Panel Cholesterol test measures the basic components of cholesterol but does not provide enough information to determine the cause of high cholesterol.  In addition to measuring the same components as a Lipid Panel, the Lipoprotein Phenotyping test looks at several other factors that can help to evaluate the source of high cholesterol and help to predict their risk of developing heart-related health problems.  

This test measures:

  • Total Cholesterol
  • HDL (Good) Cholesterol
  • LCL (Bad) Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • VLDL
  • Lipoprotein Beta
  • Lipoprotein Pre-Beta
  • Lipoprotein Alpha

The results of this test should be discussed with a person's doctor.  The presence and concentration of lipoproteins can help to determine the best way of treating high cholesterol.  Lipoprotein phenotyping is sometimes ordered as a followup to irregular results on a Lipid Panel, especially if the person is otherwise healthy or has a family history of high cholesterol.

Turnaround for this test is typically 5-10 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Fasting for 12-14 hours prior to specimen collection is recommended.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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