Lipid Electrophoresis, Plasma (Plasma / Serum)

Diagnostic Use

Lipoprotein electrophoresis separates lipoprotein fractions by charge to determine typical patterns and relative concentrations of lipoproteins in the serum.

Can identify bands attributable to chylomicrons, VLDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, lipoprotein (a) and Lipoprotein X (or LpX).

It is mostly a useful adjunct in the identification of 'broad beta' disease or type III hyperlipidaemia.

It can assist in the assignment of the Fredrickson classification, especially with combined pattern dyslipidaemia with triglyceride elevation.

Can assist in identifying the non-fasted state with presence of chylomicrons.

In most lipid disorders, however it is not required and otherwise does not contribute additional diagnostic information.


Lipids/Trace Metals

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Electrophoresis, Lipid
Lipoprotein electrophoresis

Turnaround Time

2 weeks

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