Lipid Profile

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Sample type: Serum

Test name: Lipid Profile a.k.a. fasting lipids, fasting lipid profile, random lipid profile

Condition / Indication: Lipid disorders

Special precautions & notes: This profile includes Cholesterol, Triglyceride, Cholesterol/HDL ratio and non HDL cholesterol. Please note new NICE guidance CG181 from July 2014.

Reference range: See National Guidelines for therapeutic thresholds and targets. For guidance on hyperlipidaemia treatment guidelines and monitoring patients on lipid lowering therapy please see advice on Remedy (link below)

Container: Serum (Gold top)

Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry

Section: Automated Laboratory

Turnaround time: Hospital patients 4 hours; GP patients 24 hours