Lipids ultracentrifugation (full fractionation; beta-quantification)

Reference range: 

Low risk for cardiovascular disease if:
Trigylceride < 1.7, Cholesterol < 4, VLDL-C < 0.3, LDL-C < 2, HDL-C (male) > 1.0, HDL-C (female) > 1.2

Sample type and Volume required: 
EDTA (purple top) or Clotted (yellow SST tube) Serum or plasma 2 x 5 mL EDTA plasma is the specimen of choice
Turnaround time: 
Batch dependant Average 2 - 3 months
Storage and transport: 
Indications: diagnosis of lipid_x000D_ disorder especially those associated_x000D_ with hypertriglyceridaemia and_x000D_ classification by Fredrickson WHO_x000D_ criteria._x000D_ Fasting (12 - 14 hr)
Blood Sciences Department-Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Contact: 020 7188 9247

Guy's Hospital
Southwark Wing - 4th Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Contact: 020 7188 4781
Automated Chemistry Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
Monday – Friday, 09:00-17:00 h: 07738897061
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For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015