LIPOPROTEIN-ASSOCIATED PHOSPHO LIPASE (Lp-PLA2)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells within 4 hours of collection, and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolysis, moderate to gross lipemia, moderate to gross icterus.

Methodology
Enzymatic Assay

Stability
Room temperature: 28 days; Refrigerated: 28 days; Frozen: 42 days

Reference Range
Females; 50-133 nmol/min/mL
Males: 70-153 nmol/min/mL

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeLPLA2
CPT-4 Code (s)
83698
LOINC Codes
Not available

Warde
Medical
Laboratory