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Test Code BFLAC Lipid Analysis, Body Fluid

Reporting Name

Lipid Analysis, BF

Useful For

Distinguishing between chylous and nonchylous effusions


Identifying iatrogenic effusions

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Body Fluid

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge, separate supernatant, and send both supernatant and sediment.

2. Label specimens as sediment and supernatant.

Additional Information: Indicate specimen source.

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Body Fluid Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 4 p.m.

Test Classification

See Individual Test IDs

CPT Code Information

82664-Electrophoretic technique, not elsewhere specified (Chylomicrons and lipoproteins)

84311-Spectrophotometry, analyte not specified (Cholesterol)


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
BFLAC Lipid Analysis, BF In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FLD25 Fluid Type: 14725-6
BFCHL Cholesterol (BF) 12183-0
BFTGL Triglycerides (BF) 12228-3
BFCMT Comment 48767-8

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Method Name

Colorimetry/Spectrophotometry (SP)/Electrophoresis

Quantitates cholesterol and triglycerides. Test includes a consultant interpretation.