This is the most common Lipid Panel. Components include those useful in the detection, classification, and monitoring of patients with hyperlipidemia.
Fasting is not required prior to collection of a lipid panel.
The assay manufacturer Beckman Coulter advises: "N-Acetyl Cysteine
(NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the
treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been...determined to
interfere with assays for...Cholesterol, Uric Acid" where "NAC
interference may lead to falsely low results." According to Beckman
Coulter, the NAC interference should be insignificant by 12 hours
after completion of the initial loading dose of an IV infusion
treatment regimen consisting of an initial loading dose of 150 mg/kg
administered over 1 hr, a second dose of 50 mg/kg administered over 4
hrs and a third dose of 100 mg/kg administered over 16 hrs.
Reported (Analytical Time)
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party.
Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
Reject Criteria: Anticogulants other than heparin Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Cholesterol, Total (Enzymatic-Spectrophotometric); HDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides (Spectrophotometry); LDL Chol, Calculated, Cholesterol/HDL Ratio and Non-HDL Cholesterol (CALC)