iLab Operations Software Support will be staffed at reduced levels during the week Feb. 25 - Mar 1. iLab Support will prioritize critical issues (i.e. issues that prevent key workflows from completing). Regular support tickets will be monitored periodically. To escalate an issue, please add "Urgent" to the ticket / email subject or if dialling the iLab support phone press "1" when prompted (regional specific numbers can be found here). You can also refer to the iLab Help Site and iLab Status Page for site information.

VUMC Lipid Core

Overview of Services



Lipid Services:


Plasma Lipid Profile:  Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, Free Fatty Acids


Gas chromatographic Tissue/Cell/Plasma Lipid Analyses:  Phospholipids, Diglycerides, Free Fatty Acids, Triglycerides, Cholesterol Esters (includes fatty acid profile), 

                                                                                              Total Cholesterol, Unesterified Cholesterol (quantitation only)


Plasma Fast Protein Lipoprotein Separation (FPLC):  includes total cholesterol and triglycerides 




Director: Larry Swift, Ph.D.

Administrative Officer: Jessie Pirtle

Lab Manager:  Carla Harris


For general inquiries, please contact Carla Harris at or 615-343-2645.  Please note new email address.


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   

CC-3327 Medical Center North 

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