Displaying 19 Tests

Useful for investigating a variety of diseases involving the heart, liver, muscle, kidney, lung, and blood. Also used to differentiating heart-synthesized lactate dehydrogenase (LD) from liver and other sources, for investigating unexplained causes of LD elevations, and the detection of macro-LD.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None


Pour off into 2 tubes with 1.0 mL serum in each (2.0 mL total).

RT (7 Days)

5 Days

Electrophoresis Densitometry, Photometric Rate

83615, 83625

Isoenzymes of Lactate Dehydrogenase, Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes, LD Isoenzymes, LDH Fractionation, LDH Isoenzymes
48253
Plasma

Useful for diagnosing and monitoring patients with lactic acidosis

Plasma

Gray (1) No Gel



None

None



REFRIGERATE (3 Days)


Lactic Acid to Pyruvate

83605

Lactate

Useful for monitoring serum concentration of lamotrigine, assessing compliance, and adjusting lamotrigine dose in patients receiving other anticonvulsant drugs which interact pharmacokinetically with lamotrigine.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

80175

Lamictal, Lamotrigine
48128
Serum

Useful in the investigation of a variety of diseases involving the heart, liver, muscle, kidney, lung, and blood. Also used to monitor changes in tumor burden after chemotherapy.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)



REFRIGERATE (4 Days)


Lactic Acid to Pyruvate

83615

LD, LDH, Lactate Dehydrogenase
48341
Whole Blood

Useful for detecting lead exposure and levels in blood.

Whole Blood

Dark Blue EDTA (1)



None

EDTA (1)


Use metal free tubes and vials only. Do not pipette. Take great care to not contaminate specimen.

REFRIGERATE (1 Month)

4 Days

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

83655

Pb

Useful for monitoring serum concentration of levetiracetam, particularly in patients with renal disease, assessing compliance, and assessing potential toxicity.

Serum

Red (1)



Plasma

EDTA (1)



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

80177

Keppra, Levetiracetam
48129
Serum

Useful for investigating pancreatic disorders, usually pancreatitis.

Serum

SST (1)



Plasma

Green (1)



REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Quinone Dye

83690

LIP
48030
Serum

An aid in the determination of risk for developing heart disease.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None


Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


Chemiluminescence and Calculation

80061

Cholesterol Panel, Lipids, Fasting Lipids

Useful for assessment and management of a patient's risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and for identifying residual risk that may be present in some patients on cholesterol targeting treatment.

Serum

Red (1)



None

None


Fasting Required (12 HR). Pour off within 8 HR.

REFRIGERATE (1 Month)

9 Days

Quantitative Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

83704

HDL Particle Number, HDL Particles, LDL Particle Number, LDL Particles, Lipoprotein Particles, NMR, NMRLP, NMR Profile, Nuclear magnetic resonance

Useful for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk refinement in patients with moderate or high risk based on conventional risk factors.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None


Fasting Required (12 HR)

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

2 Days

Automated Turbidimetric Immunoassay

83695

Lipoprotein (a), Lipoprotein a, Lp(a) apoprotein, LP "little-A"
48132
Serum

Useful for monitoring therapy of patients with bipolar disorders, including recurrent episodes of mania and depression, and for evaluating lithium toxicity.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None


Draw 8-12 hours after last dose (trough specimen). Pour off specimen within 2 HR of collection.

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

2 Days

Colorimetric

80178

Li

Useful for evaluation of patients with liver disease of unknown etiology and/or with suspected autoimmune hepatitis.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (21 Days)

5 Days

Enzyme Immunoassay

86376

Antibodies to Liver\Kidney Microsome Type 1, LKM1 antibodies, Microsomal Type 1 Antibodies, aLKM 1

An aid in the diagnosis of lower respiratory tract infections.

Varies

Sterile Container (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE


Routine Culture

87070, 87205, 87077, 87186, 87185, 87077-59, 87186-59

LR Cult, LR Culture

Useful for confirming or excluding the presence of lupus anticoagulant (LAC), distinguishing LAC from specific coagulation factor inhibitors and nonspecific inhibitors, and investigating a prolonged activated thromboplastin time (especially when combined with other coagulation studies). It is not useful for the detection of antiphospholipid antibodies that do not affect coagulation tests, we recommend separate testing for serum phospholipid (cardiolipin) antibodies.

Plasma

Lt. Blue (2)



None

None


PT should not be on warfarin therapy for 2 weeks or heparin therapy for 2 days prior to collection. CRITICAL FROZEN.

FREEZE (1 Month) CRITICAL

4 Days

Clotting

856123, 85598, 85732

APTT Mixing Studies, Coag, Dilute Russell Viper Venom Time (DRVVT), Phospholipid Antibodies, Platelet Neutralization Procedure (PNP Coag Consult)

Useful as an adjunct in the evaluation of menstrual irregularities, evaluation of suspected hypogonadism, predicting ovulation, evaluating infertility, and diagnosing pituitary disorders.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (7 Days)


CMIA

83002

LH, Interstitial Cell Stimulating Hormone, Leuteotropic Hormone, Luteotropic Hormone, Pituitary gonadotropins

Useful for supporting the diagnosis of Lyme disease in conjunction with serologic testing and for testing synovial fluid or synovium to support the diagnosis of Lyme arthritis.

Varies

VARIES (1)



None

None


Specimen source required.

REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

5 Days

Real-Time PCR/DNA Probe Hybridization

87476, 87798 x2, 87999

Borrelia burgdorferi by PCR, Tick-Borne Diseases, Spirochetes, Lyme Disease, Sensu lato group, Borrelia garinii, Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genogroup
48596
Serum

Aids in the diagnosis of systemic Lyme disease.

Serum

SST (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (7 Days)

4 Days

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

86618

Lyme Disease Antibody, Lyme Antibody

Aids in the diagnosis of systemic Lyme disease

Serum

SST (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (14 Days)

4 Days

Immunoblot Microarray

86617 x2

Lyme Disease Antibody Western Blot Assay, Lyme Western Blot, Lyme ImmunoBlot, Lyme Disease ImmunoBlot Assay

Aids in the diagnosis of Lyme disease

Serum

SST (1)



None

None



REFRIGERATE (10 Days)

5 Days

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

86618, 86617 x2

Lyme C6 Peptide Assay, Borrelia burgdorferi, B. burgdorferi, Tick-bourne, Tick, VlsE1/pepC10 Assay, Lymes