Days test started:
Specimen Type/Volume0.5 mL of serum, Li-heparin, K2-EDTA plasma.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolCollect blood into a red-top vacutainer; avoid hemolysis. Separate serum from cells as soon as possible following collection and transfer to a leakproof, labelled tube. Refrigerate or freeze and ship with freezer packs. Li-heparin and K2-EDTA plasma are acceptable, however laboratory reference intervals are for serum samples.
The lipid profile includes total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride.