Lp(a) (LIPOPROTEIN (a))

Specimen Required
Patient preparation: Collect specimen after 12 hour fast. Do not collect blood during active inflammation or 1 month following a MI or stroke.
Draw blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top; Plasma: EDTA

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed samples

Methodology
Turbidimetry

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen (-70°C): 1 month

Reference Range
<=30 mg/dL

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3-4 days
Test CodeLPROA
CPT-4 Code (s)
83695
LOINC Codes
10835-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory