The VUMC Lipid Core provides the following 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: April Cribbs

For general inquiries, please contact Carla Harris at (615) 343-2645


To place a request for lipid analysis:

See here for more information.

The Lipid and Hormone cores are independent. Samples must be shipped separately.