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Anyone know LabCorp codes for NMR lipid panel is #123810? and # 120188, for Lp(a)?

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Posted: 7/15/2020 3:13:07 PM
 

I convinced my doctor to order an NMR LipoProfile. She knew nothing about it so she asked me to send her the name of the test and where one goes to get it.  In central New York State LabCorp offers it. Even though I gave her the #123810 she wrote me a script as she usually does that simply stated the name of the test and no code except for the DX code .  However, after driving a couple of hours to get to LabCorp they announced that they couldn’t do the test without the proper codes from the doctor for each test. They said that these LabCorp codes had to be specifically written by the doctor (I wasn’t allowed to look it up and tell them which test was intended).

If I supply her with the proper codes for her to write up a new script I am more likely to be able to get the test within a reasonable time frame. Otherwise I may have to wait another month or so because she is so busy.  Therefore, does anyone happen to know if I now have the proper LabCorp codes for the NMR lipid pane and for the LP(a)?  Just unsure if I have located the right tests and hoping to avoid another marathon car ride and no test.

According to the info I found at LabCorp.com website the NMR Lipid Panel (With Graph) is # 123810 (CPT: 80061; 83704)

It includes:

“Color graphical report; historical reporting (LDL-P, LDL-C); insulin-resistance score; lipoprotein particle number (LDL-P); particle concentration and size (total HDL-P, small LDL-P, LDL size); standard lipid panel (total cholesterol, calculated LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides).

 Does this sound right? Anyone know if the doctor needs to specify all 3 sets of numbers including the CPT numbers? )# 123810 CPT: 80061; 83704???  I am new to all this.
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