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Lipids

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:LP
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SST
Collection & Request Instructions:

Fasting is no longer routinely required for plasma lipid profile testing. You may consider it, if triglycerides are > 5.0 mmol/L on a previous test or for patients on lipid lowering therapy.

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature