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


7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

CC-3327 Medical Center North 

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