Lipid Panel, Advanced, Cardio IQ - (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)
Description: Advanced Lipid Panel, Cardio IQ® - The advanced lipid profile provides a more comprehensive assessment of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular risk than standard lipid panel measurements.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Cardio IQ Cholesterol, Total
Cardio IQ HDL Cholesterol
Cardio IQ Triglycerides
Cardio IQ Non-HDL and Calculated Components
Cardio IQ Lipoprotein Fractionation, Ion Mobility
Cardio IQ Apolipoprotein B
Cardio IQ Lipoprotein (a)
If Triglyceride is >400 mg/dL, then Cardio IQ Direct LDL will be performed
Patient Instructions: 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 hour, a second dose of 50 mg/kg administered over 4 hrs and a third dose of 100 mg/kg administered over 16 hrs.